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    "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Has Two Black Female Leads And It's Awesome

    "I gotta give it up for #SpiderManHomecoming that diverse casting seemed so natural and it was beautiful as hell."

    On Thursday, Marvel released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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    The trailer not only gave us our first look of Zendaya as Michelle, but also Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Peter Parker's rumored love interest in the film.

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    After the trailer premiered, many Twitter users shared their excitement that two of the lead female roles in the film are played by black women.

    I can't believe the female leads of spiderman are black women

    Man I love that #SpiderManHomecoming has two WoC leads. Diversity vs. tokenism - get into the difference.

    Black women prospering in the new Spiderman. Have my damn money dawg @Marvel

    People have praised the diverse casting of the film.

    Actually the simple fact that they have an inclusive cast has me interesting in this movie to be honest.

    I gotta give it up for #SpiderManHomecoming that diverse casting seemed so natural and it was beautiful as hell

    Me: *is here for young spiderman w black love interest and poc supporting characters*

    Other users have noticed the brief appearance of another significant woman of color in the Marvel Universe – Cindy Moon, aka Silk.

    I wonder, what's the character called CINDY doing in Spider-Man homecoming? 🤔

    As well as the casting of the first Filipino-American actor in the Marvel universe, Jacob Batalon, and Donald Glover's role as a villain...

    Jacob Batalon! The first Filipino-American actor in a Marvel movie, and in a major role!! So proud of u buddy!!! ✨👏… https://t.co/Xhru4pAOTK

    However some people are disappointed that the Spider-Man chosen to be in the film franchise was Peter Parker and not black and Latino superhero Miles Morales.

    listen here's the thing. marvel heard "where's the poc" and was like well we can't make spides a poc and like that's bad. I'm still mad.

    Legit straight from Miles Morales story. Didn't want a Black Spidey but y'all don't mind borrowing from his book… https://t.co/36nEKsx6eF

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