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Things We Saw Today: Zendaya Is Doc Ock … Or Is Doc Ock Zendaya?

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Zendaya took to the Ballon D’Or photocall in Paris rocking a Roberto Cavalli dress with a spine accent on the back of it. That accent? Very reminiscent of a co-star of Zendaya. Yes, we’re talking about Doc Ock. The dress is absolutely breathtaking on Zendaya, but the metal spine of it does have Spider-Man: No Way Home fans instantly thinking of Otto Octavius.

Maybe it is because Zendaya’s MJ is about to meet Otto or maybe the dress was influenced by the comic-book villain, but truly the world needs to see Zendaya’s dress just because why not? We have so little joy in this world, let us have this.

Was this a coincidence? Probably, but the fact that Zendaya herself is embracing the jokes just makes it that much better. So now we can all rest easy thinking about a world where Zendaya is Doc Ock.

(image: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Sony)

Here are some other stories we saw out there today:

  • Nicolas Cage to play Dracula! (via Deadline)
  • Stream It’s a Wonderful Life this weekend starring Jason Sudeikis, Mandy Patinkin, Mark Hamill, and more! (via The Ed Asner Family Center)
  • Boebert and Omar’s conversation on the phone continues. (via CNN)

Anything we missed, Mary Suevians? Let us know what you saw in the comments below!

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