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The Spider-Man reboot gets its first leading lady

We have yet to see so much as a still of Tom Holland's new Spider-Man, who will be making his debut in next month's Captain America: Civil War (opens in new tab). However, we now have some more information on who he'll be sharing the screen with in Spidey's new solo film.

Deadline (opens in new tab) is reporting that actress-singer Zendaya has landed a role in Jon Watts' Spider-Man (opens in new tab) reboot. Exactly who she's playing is a closely guarded secret, and while earlier reports stated that she was going to play a major part in the film, according to Variety (opens in new tab) it isn't a lead role and she won't be Peter Parker's love interest.

In addition to being a popstar, Zendaya has had guest roles in Black-ish and she is also the star of Disney Channel's Shake it Up! Just because she won't be the love interest in the reboot doesn't necessarily mean that she won't eventually become one - Variety's report stated that Zendaya will "play a bigger part in future installments" - so anyone from Black Cat to Liz Allen is a possibility at this point. Speculate away!

Directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, and Zendaya, the as yet untitled Spider-Man reboot will swing into cinemas on July 7, 2017.

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Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.