Deadline reports that Zendaya has joined the cast of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. The film will follow the new Peter Parker, Tom Holland, as he navigates high school and becoming a webslinger. It will also be the character’s first solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following his debut in May’s Captain America: Civil War.
Zendaya, star of the Disney Channel series Shake It Up! and K.C. Undercover, is said to be playing “Michelle.” According to Variety, the part is a smaller role in the film with a potential for more importance in subsequent sequels. The site also stressed that the role is not Peter’s love interest.
The untitled Spider-Man film is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.