Marvel fans are seemingly rabid for content and teases as Summer 2021 continues, particularly in the case of December's Spider-Man: No Way Home release. Funko Pop! leaks are teasing visually stunning new costumes and leaks are confirming new characters seemingly every month, continuing to regularly build hype for this blockbuster threequel.
Even with so much high-octane action set to arrive in Jon Watts' third effort with Spider-Man, some of the story is confirmed to center on the relationship between Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Zendaya's MJ.
This power couple has slowly grown closer through both of their first two solo films going from playful teasing to their first full kiss at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home. While this has certainly added a fun layer of romance to the action-packed web-slinger's story, Peter and MJ have been one of the most iconic relationships in Marvel Comics for more than half a century.
As it turns out, this relationship may have made its way into the real world thanks to recently released images.
SPIDER-MAN STARS SEEN TOGETHER
Page Six released images of Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland and Zendaya sharing a kiss together in a car. The two were seen driving together in Los Angeles, California.
the way tom holland and zendaya smiled at each other after kissing, they're so precious pic.twitter.com/p0CN22KvOo— imaan (@dayapeters) July 2, 2021
A NEW HAPPY MCU COUPLE?
Holland and Zendaya have consistently had a great relationship with each other when the cameras stop rolling with regular friendly interactions away from Spider-Man sets. This includes press interviews that they've conducted either together or about each other, and their friendly competition on Lip Sync Battle in 2017 is regarded as one of the best duels in recent pop culture history.
This also isn't the first time that stars from this franchise have taken an on-screen romance into the real world. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst dated for about a year during production for the first Spider-Man movie in 2002 while Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone kicked things off through The Amazing Spider-Man and stayed together for about three years.
These pictures are certainly exciting for MCU fans, but it’s an even bigger moment for the two stars themselves.
After working on three MCU movies together, they’ve clearly developed a bond that many actors only dream of having with coworkers as friends. Now that they’re taking things to a new level, it will be exciting to see them grow together and develop their relationship to whatever it may become.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will debut in theaters on December 17, 2021.