After capturing Hollywood's attention in a movie starring Man of Steel's Russell Crowe from the writer/director of Iron Man 3, Angourie Rice is poised to join Sony's comic book universe.
One of a number of young actors cast in as-yet-undisclosed roles, it's assumed she'll be one of Peter Parker's schoolmates -- and given her bright smile and blonde hair, there will be plenty of speculation that she could be Gwen Stacy.
Unlike previous Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man: Homecoming is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland, Sony's newest Spider-Man actor, will make his first appearance as the webslinger in Captain America: Civil War next month. Marvel Studios and Sony have an unprecedented arrangement, in which both studios will collaborate on future Spider-Man movies in exchange for Spider-Man's continued involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Joining Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming is Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Michael Keaton as (reportedly) The Vulture, and a cast that includes Abraham Attah, Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Kenneth Choi, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Tyne Daly, and Logan Marshall-Green.
Rice's next work will be on Jasper Jones, in which she appears with stars Hugo Weaving and Toni Collette. Weaving, of course, is no stranger to big franchises, with both The Matrix and Captain America under his belt. She has also appeared in These Final Hours, Walking With Dinosaurs, and Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.