Den Of Geek recently talked to Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, and some interesting details regarding Zendaya’s character in Spider-Man: Homecoming were discussed.
Although the character says she goes by MJ, Feige confirms she’s not Mary-Jane Watson.
“In setting up this will be a very different thing, she’s not Mary Jane Watson, that’s not who the character is. But giving her the initials that remind you of that dynamic certainly is intriguing about what could go forward.”
He then brought up how casting Peter Parker’s group of peers was done.
“Peter’s had a lot of friends over the years in the comics, and a lot of schoolmates and characters he’s interacted with. It wasn’t just Mary Jane Watson; it wasn’t just Gwen Stacy; it wasn’t just Harry Osborn. So we were very interested in the other characters, and that’s where Liz came from and that’s where the version of the character Michelle came from.”
Lastly, Feige elaborated on Michelle’s feelings toward Parker.
“Clearly, she says she’s not obsessed with him, she’s just observant. But she’s there. And to have fun with that while at the same time having it be different characters that can provide a different dynamic [is the point].”
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