Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes
Zendaya’s character in Spider-Man Homecoming has been a mystery ever since her casting announcement, with the only information being a name, Michelle. Many believed that Michelle was a cover for a new version of Mary Jane, but this was dismissed quickly. It was later theorized that she could be a younger version of Michelle Rodriguez, a police officer that an older Peter Parker briefly dated.
According to Movie Pilot , a leaked version of the film’s junior novelization reveals Michelle’s last name to be Toomes. This indicates that she’s the daughter, or at least related to, the film’s antagonist Adrian Toomes. Keaton, who is playing Toomes (also know as the Vulture), hasn’t delved to deep into the character’s motivations when asked about about the subject. Toomes becomes the Vulture when Tony Stark’s super-hero clean up program, damage control, threatens to take away his business. It seems that Toomes becomes a criminal to support his daughter now that his livelihood is threatened. This bodes well for the film, as the MCU’s prior entries tended to feature fairly one-dimensional villains lacking any complex character motivation. Now, this is all speculation based on a still unconfirmed rumor, but once the film comes out we can all find out for sure.
Spider-Man Homecoming swings into theatres on July 7th 2017.
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