Warning! Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming lie below!
Over the year, Spider-Man has enjoyed a complicated love life. Peter Parker somehow found time to woo the likes of Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy, and more between his vigilante gig. The hero’s live-action films have often centered on Peter’s love affairs, but Spider-Man: Homecoming surprised fans when it revealed Gwen Stacy would not feature in the film. Rumors continue to persist the announcement is a fake out, but one fans has given some convincing evidence to the contrary.
Over on Tumblr, user @SpiderHolland managed to get a hold of the junior novelization of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The blogger warned fans to not buy the book before the film drops thanks to its spoilers. The Tumblr user posted unseen photos from the novel to prove she had received a digital copy. And, finally, she dropped a spoiler about Angourie Rice’s debate role.
“Also, it is confirmed that Angourie Rice is Betty Brant,” the user wrote. “She’s best friends with Liz Allan.”
For fans, the reported confirmation puts one mystery regarding Spider-Man: Homecoming at rest. Late last years, rumors began flying about the film’s secret inclusion of Gwen Stacy. After the movie dropped its first trailer, fans noticed how similar Rice’s character looked to Gwen. The actress could be seen with blonde hair, a headband, and a white button-up with a sweater vest on top. The outfit is one which Gwen has sported several times in the comics, but it looks like Betty is just trying out a new style in the new Spider-Man movie.
This is not the first time fans have heard about Betty’s part in Spider-Man: Homecoming. A leaked casting call nodded to the character last year, and fans were quick to connect Betty to Rice. In the comics, Betty is known as Peter’s first love, but the two eventually broke up and remained close. Betty went on to marry Ned Leeds for a time, and she grows to support Spider-Man over the years despite having initially blamed the hero for her brother’s death.
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Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, from a screenplay by Jonathan M. Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
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