Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Near the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Zendaya’s character, Michelle, drops something of a bombshell on Peter and the gang: “My friends call me MJ.” Those initials, of course, belong to the famous love of Peter Parker’s life, Mary Jane Watson, played by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, and by Shailene Woodley in The Amazing Spider-Man 2  (though her scenes were edited out of the final cut).

Now we know that Michelle is MJ, which means she’s all-but-certainly destined to be Peter Parker’s romantic lead as his corner of the ...

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