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There’s no denying Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best Spider-Man flick to hit theaters in a while. But what we are raving about, particularly, is this cast. From Zendaya to Donald Glover to Jacob Batalon, this is the most diverse Marvel film to hit the big screen … and according to director Jon Watts, that was of the utmost importance.

“I mean, Peter Parker is from Queens, and Queens is like one of the most diverse places in the world, so I just wanted it to represent where he is actually from and feel like what it actually looks like,” Watts told HipHollywood during the film’s press junket.

“I think one of the cool things that Jon did is cast who’s best for role, not based on where they are from,” added British actor Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man.

In the film, Watts also makes Parker’s love interest a black girl (actress Laura Harrier) and she’s not only the hottest but the smartest girl in school. Meanwhile, Hollywood “It” girl Zendaya, who plays Parker’s classmate Michelle, serves up many unexpected laughs and is set to have a much bigger role in the follow-up films.

“You know what I think is cool about her is that she is different and also super intellectual and outspoken,” said the Disney star.

Then of course there’s Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine and Hannibal Burruss, who also have significant roles and will definitely pop up in the sequel.

In the meantime, we think Spider-Man and his amazing friends are worth a trip to the theater this weekend.

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Meek Mill, Oprah & More: ‘Game Night’ Cast Reveal Who They’d Want To Play Games With

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If you love a good game night then you’re probably going to love the new comedy-crime flick Game Night hitting theaters Feb. 23.
Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams take fun and games to new heights playing a couple whose competitive gamenight gatherings become the setting of a murder mystery when things take an unexpected turn. Their game night crew consists of two pair of couples played by Lamorne Morris and Kylie Bunberry and Billy Magnussen and Sharon Horgan. The antics are pretty hilarious, and we could totally see ourselves attending a game night with them in real life.
So, we had to ask the cast if they were hosting a Game Night what celebs would they want to invite over. Their answers are heeeeeelarious. Apparently Lamorne Morris is super competitive and thinks he can beat LeBron James at any board game, Kylie Bunberry wants to play with Meek Mill (in jail or not) and Billy Magnussen thinks he can take Oprah down.
Don’t believe us just watch!
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