‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Defends Zendaya’s ‘Spider-Man’ Casting

Zendaya faced a wave of criticism and backlash after comic book fans attacked the actress’ reported casting as Mary Jane in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie.

The 19-year-old has been the target of more than her share of misogynistic, racist trolls, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn decided to step in and speak up for the actress. (For the record, he is not attached to the upcoming film and did not confirm the actress’ casting.) Continue reading at Huffington Post…