As proponents of diversity within media call on creatives to celebrate all shades of blackness when casting actors of colour, the actress Zendaya continues to garner attention for her next movie role.
Why? She is the first woman of colour to take on the role of Ms. Mary Jane Watson in a big screen adaptation of the ‘Spiderman’ story.
How Marvel’s creator, Stan Lee, feels about it?
Find out below…
If she is as good an actress as I hear she is, I think it’ll be absolutely wonderful. The color of their skin doesn’t matter, their religion doesn’t matter. All that matters is that this the right person for the role.
Lee said the above when asked to share his thoughts on Z’s union with ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ during an interview with the ‘Toronto Sun.’
The movie will make its way to the world on July 7th 2017.