How Zendaya ‘Almost’ Confirmed 1 Popular ‘Spider-Man 3’ Theory
Emmy-winning actor Zendaya isn’t known for leaking Marvel spoilers in the way her Spider-Man co-star, Tom Holland, is. But remaining tight-lipped when you’re part of some of the biggest blockbusters isn’t easy. Discover what Zendaya said about the upcoming third installment in the franchise.
Zendaya starred in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered in July 2017. The film stars Tom Holland as high school student Peter Parker, who tries to keep his secret identity as the hero Spider-Man under wraps. This includes lying to those in his life, like his good friends Ned (Jason Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya).
The second film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, brought new challenges, as Peter and his classmates take a trip to Europe. While there, MJ, whom Peter has grown to have feelings for, learns his secret. The end of the film sees them get together, just as his identity is revealed to the rest of the world.
She’s in Atlanta filming the third film in December 2020
The as-yet-untitled third film in the franchise has been a long time coming. The joint Sony-Marvel production was officially confirmed in 2019 after a disagreement between the two studios was solved. Following delays due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, production began in October 2020.
While promoting a special episode of her HBO series Euphoria on December 3, 2020, Zendaya confirmed her location. “You’re in Atlanta right now shooting Spider-Man 3, correct?” the titular Jimmy Kimmel Live host asked the actor on his show via video chat. “Correct,” she replied while acknowledging that “everything is very secretive.”
Many believe that previous Peter Parkers will be in ‘Spider-Man 3’
Far From Home introduced the multiverse into the franchise. Though it wasn’t explored, upcoming titles like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness assured fans that Phase 4 would go in that direction. And one fan-favorite idea that has sparked rumors involves previous Spider-Man actors.
Tobey Maguire portrayed Peter Parker in Sony’s first Spider-Man franchise, which lasted for three films. Then came Andrew Garfield, who played the character in The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel. The multiverse creates a way to bring them in to reprise their roles without disturbing the MCU-affiliated world.
Zendaya refused to confirm the rumors
Kimmel tried to get Zendaya to confirm the rumors. “Is it called Spider-Man 3 because there are three Spider-Men in the movie?” he asked her. “I can neither confirm nor deny,” she answered. The host tried another tactic. “Did you have Thanksgiving there in Atlanta?” he asked. “Yes, we did,” Zendaya nodded. “We had a bubble Thanksgiving.”
“With Spider-Men?” Kimmel asked, saying the last syllable quickly. “Ye — I can’t say that,” Zendaya caught herself. “You almost — that was good,” she laughed, shaking her finger at the host. Kimmel then peppered in questions about Maguire and Garfield’s eating habits, but Zendaya didn’t slip up.