It's being widely reported that Zendaya's role in the forthcoming Spider-Man reboot movie has been leaked, and that she's set to star as iconic character Mary Jane Watson.
Fans have gone wild with enthusiasm over the news, with both comic book devotees and those who idolise the young actress and singer sharing their views on Twitter.
It was confirmed back in March that the 19-year-old Disney star would be appearing opposite leading man Tom Holland, but in the role of one of his classmates, Michelle.
But, according to The Wrap, this is actually just a clever ploy: in Spider-Man: Homecoming, she will play the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man's love interest.
The site claimed that two sources in the know revealed that a draft of the script showed Zendaya's character "dropping clues" to her real identity as MJ.
Kirsten Dunst famously portrayed Mary Jane in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man films, starring Tobey Maguire as the superhero.
Zendaya is the first black woman to star in the Spider-Man series AND she's going to play Mary Jane. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY
-- ,, (@riversholland) August 18, 2016
me: can they please stop rebooting spiderman im not watching it like enou-
marvel: casts zendaya as MJ
-- Gabriella (@bellsyvonne) August 19, 2016
-- Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 19, 2016
-- Sergio Grant (@sgrant525) August 19, 2016
i love Spiderman.@zendaya is a great actress.
Mary Jane is so cool.
please don't be a rumor.
-- Jamie Grace (@jamiegraceh) August 19, 2016
me: marvel needs to let the spiderman franchise die already
marvel: *casts zendaya as MJ*
-- Cor (@xoxoCorinne) August 19, 2016
-- Ole Guy (@Og_Chainheavy) August 19, 2016
And, while these claims about Zendaya's big role have not been confirmed by Sony or Marvel Studios, comic book devotees have obviously reacted to the news. They're really quite thrilled about it.
Of course, there has been some criticism over her casting - as there is with any movie casting news - but this has all been given shade by pretty much everybody else.
An early preview of Spider-Man: Homecoming was shown by director Jon Watts at Comic-Con last month, who has described the forthcoming blockbuster film as a "high school movie". It is set for release next year.
im so happy that zendaya is playing mary jane it makes me so happy i feel so great its amazing pic.twitter.com/ftte3mDCgy
-- audrey? (@canoebi) August 19, 2016
ZENDAYA IS PLAYING MARY JANE OMG
-- Brittany? (@queenbrittxo) August 19, 2016
zendaya is perfect for mary jane and i never thought id be this excited over the new spiderman movies till now
-- pirate queen ?? (@mariusmontpercy) August 19, 2016
I AM SO READY FOR ZENDAYA AS MARY JANE IN THE NEW SPIDERMAN MOVIE
-- ray ? (@raaycwh) August 19, 2016
"Zendaya isn't white she can't play Mary Jane Watson" pic.twitter.com/7ViKwtiyC0
-- Tristen Tyler (@TristenTyler1) August 19, 2016