Spider-Man: Far From Home actress Zendaya recently took to Instagram to showcase her new red hair hairdo.

When questioned by a fan on why she debuted the new redhead look, Zendaya confirmed it was an MJ homage.

She would later clarify that her being Ariel in a live-action film is simply a rumor.

She also confirmed that she dyed her hair and that it is “semi-permanent.”

It’s unclear if this new hairdo will actually appear in the film. In the trailers leading up to the film, her hair is distinctly brunette without a shade of red. Zendaya’s character in Spider-Man: Homecoming is named Michelle Jones and she plays Peter Parker’s love interest. Like Mary Jane Watson in the comics, Zendaya’s Michelle Jones goes by the nickname MJ.

However, the film is expected to embrace a Marvel Multiverse with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio explaining that he is from a different universe. It’s possible Michelle Jones might actually end up getting killed and being replaced by Mary Jan Watson from a separate universe. Marvel has already done this with an alternate reality Gamora entering the prime universe in Avengers: Endgame after the original one was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters on July 2nd. The film is directed Jon Watts based off a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The movie will not only star Zendaya and Gyllenhaal, but Tom Holland as Peter Parker. It will also feature Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, JB Smoove as Mr. Bell, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Jacob Batalon as Ned, and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.

What do you make of Zendaya’s new hairstyle? Do you think this means she might be playing an alternate reality Mary Jane Watson? Do you think Michelle Jones will be the new MJ moving forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

 

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