Spider-Man star Zendaya has responded to rumours that she's going to appear in the forthcoming Kill Bill sequel.
It was first assumed that the actor, who plays MJ in the ongoing Marvel franchise, had signed on for the next instalment in Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked action series when IMDb - aka the Internet Movie Database - listed her as one of the cast members.
"After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of Beatrix (Uma Thurman), Nikki Bell (Zendaya) wreaks vengeance on the woman who destroyed her family at a young age," the synopsis read.
Tarantino already revealed back in 2004 that, if he were to ever make a Vol. 3, it would centre on the daughter of Vernita Green aka Black Mamba (Vivica A Fox). So, of course, people online got all giddy over the 'revelation.'
Speculation grew when Fox herself advocated for Zendaya's involvement too, as she told NME: "I was doing an interview and they asked 'What young actress would you get to play your daughter?' and I was like 'No, Ambrosia [Kelley]!' but they meant an established actress.
"So I went, 'Zendaya.' How hot would that be? And that would probably green light this project. Her and Uma are both very tall, and it would just be kick-butt, and I love her."
"I saw that," Zendaya said of Fox's comments more recently, in an interview with Empire magazine. "I was quite honoured that she would say that. Obviously she's incredible, and I'm very flattered that she would think of me. But, you know, it's just an idea. The internet kinda takes things and runs with it."
While it's unclear whether fans will see her face off against a yellow catsuit-wearing assassin any time soon, Zendaya has plenty of other projects lined up.
There's Malcolm & Marie, that will see her star opposite Tenet's John David Washington in a movie the pair shot together during quarantine, and the eagerly anticipated second season of Euphoria, too.
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