The Zendaya is possibly someone, maybe thread - Part 4

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  1. UltimateWebhead Black's the new Red&Blue

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    It's an opinion of course, one I don't agree with because at this point there's so little we know about the character Michelle, to make such a claim is rather ridiculous. But when the author makes such comments as these (see below); your opinion of the 'Michelle' character being 'better' is now flawed and uninformed because you don't have a basic, fundamental understanding of the character to which she's being compared.

     
  2. X Knight Straight Edge

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    I agree.

    it's no wonder that author likes Michelle better than Mary Jane when the author has such a flawed, misguided impression/interpretation of Mary Jane.
     
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  3. Avenging Angel We have unfinished business.

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    It will hard to accept her as MJ, no matter what they do in the sequels, she wasn't presented to us as MJ or Mary Jane, we were told she was.
     
  4. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I'm hoping for more from this entire situation. I want to know why she wants to be called MJ. I want to actually be convinced this was a clever writing choice.

    Is Michelle her middle name? "Mary Jane Michelle Watson"
    Is Mary Jane her middle name? "Michelle Mary Jane Watson"

    Is Zendaya playing a weird joke on the AcDec team because a new girl is starting at Midtown named Mary Jane Watson?

    Seriously, I dont understand this move in the slightest and I want to understand.
     
  5. Talion Superhero Detective

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    Wrong. She isn't Mary Jane. She isn't a Jane. Neither she is a Watson. She is a MJ. What the J entails is a different story altogether. I think that the way that Spider-Man is getting set up in the MCU, literally spearheading Phase Four just like Iron Man 3 spearheaded Phase 2 puts Spider-Man in a comfy position as one of the MCU's main players going forward. I do think that MJ, Gwen, Harry, Norman and Miles will eventually show up. Will it be in the first MCU trilogy? Up for grabs. But I honestly can't see a scenario where Spider-Man in the MCU fails, Feige and Marvel Studios are positioning him to go big after Infinity War.
     
  6. Steelsheen Head Geek of Nerdtopia

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    didnt they say somewhere that the J in MJ stood for Jones? she's Michelle Jones. granted that isnt listed in any of the official credits but the Jones name drop came from Geek journos.

    also you guys think about the big picture-- Michelle is a new creation by Marvel, so Marvel holds the rights to this character. Sony cant touch it. if for whatever reason the Spidey rights gets messed up again, at least Marvel has Michelle, who is a thinly veiled Ultimate Gwen Stacey, played by the very popular Zendaya, who can lead a new franchise into a SpiderGwen-ish type story.

    big picture guys. big picture.

    of course the Marvel strategy doesnt end there. they're not giving up Spidey without a fight, lawyers be damned. hell theyre pretty much "fencing in" Spiderman from Sony by making him a cornerstone of Phase 4. plus Tom Holland is proving to be a very viable commodity the likes of RDJ.
     
  7. Talion Superhero Detective

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    I don't care what is said at press junkets. The fact is that Michelle didn't get a last name either in the film OR the credits. It was conspicuously absent. I still think she is more related to the Jamesons than she is to the Watsons.
     
  8. TheVileOne Registered

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    I didn't see her last name anywhere in official materials.
     
  9. Talion Superhero Detective

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    That's because it wasn't.
     
  10. TheVileOne Registered

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    Yeah I'm not sure where the name Jones came from.
     
  11. Arachnerd The White Portuguese

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    Some article whose source I'm not recalling at the moment. They reviewed Homecoming.
     
  12. Talion Superhero Detective

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    As long as she doesn't have an actual last name in the film, either within credits or the film itself, all we know is that her first name is Michelle and her second/last name starts with J.
     
  13. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    ^why does the "J" even have to be for her last name... it was just a nickname given to her by friends not an official title

    the J could be for her middle name, she could be a junior (girls can be a "junior" too, why not) in that scenario maybe towards the begin of the movie she was estranged from her mother and towards the end reunited with her (off screen) and therefore embraced the name, more... is there any other characters in Marvel named Michelle that she could named after? that could turn out to be her Mom

    or for that matter since it isn't an "official title" it could not even be related to a name at all... could stand for something completely different
     
  14. AlluAllu Registered

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    Maybe MJ means "Michelle Jazzhands".
     
  15. Steelsheen Head Geek of Nerdtopia

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    yeah..... was it Collider? CBR? Comicbook.com? cant remember ... :csad: its not Nerdist im sure of that, but yeah its an online article that i read in passing, and it is a MAJOR Geek site. its not SHH because then i wouldve headed straight here and freaked out about it.
     
  16. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    In the NBA finals clip Peter also met another MJ so...Yeah.
     
  17. marijuanawatson Registered

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    new quote from Zendaya

    Here, she is talking about why she didn’t think she would land the role of Michelle.

    “A lot of time, the thought process of an actor of color is ‘I’m going to go and give it my best shot, but they are probably not going to go with an actor of color for this,’” says Zendaya, who is biracial. “We all think it. I didn’t know they were going to switch up the characters and really cast the best people for the roles, instead of what’s most like the comic book. I think that was the coolest part for me, knowing they embraced the diversity.”

    huh? what? if Michelle is this supposed original character, why would Zendaya be afraid she wouldn’t get the role because of her race? an oc would most likely not have a preexisting race, but the comic book counterpart would. more evidence that Michelle is “MJ” or some character from the comics we still don’t know about.

    yikes!
     
  18. TheVileOne Registered

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    No official source said her last name was Jones.
     
  19. X Knight Straight Edge

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    hmmmm...........
     
  20. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    The plot thickens...
     
  21. sl500jazz chasin' the blues away

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    She may not have known who she was auditioning for and assumed it was Mary Jane or Gwen. Sometimes they don't reveal the character until further into the process. When Emma Stone auditioned for Gwen she thought she was auditioning for Mary Jane.
     
  22. AlluAllu Registered

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    I think Michelle started out as a version of Mary Jane, but they made so many changes during the process that the character wasn't actually Mary Jane any more.
     
  23. Faith_Cassidy Registered

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    That doesn't really add up with one of the original writers saying they always intended for her to be a reinvention of comic MJ. Seems like the only thing that may have changed is what they decided to call her.
     
  24. Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    I don't know about the Tilly Keeper thing, remember that? She followed Holland on social media, and he did the same with her. I think she auditioned for MJ.
     
  25. Havok83 Registered

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    What a massive letdown! Especially with all the mystery surrounding her, she was a waste. Obviously this was to set her up in the next film but she added nothing to this one. She was intended to be comic relief but her humor was dry and did not work at all. She really didnt fit in with the other character as well
     

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