Every now and then, random searches on social media can lead to interesting discoveries. This was recently the case when a fan sent us screen shots of who Angourie Rice started following on Instagram. After looking at the evidence, we wrote up how she could be in Spider-Man: Homecoming* and as it turns out, she will be!
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the news of Rice’s inclusion in the film, but once again were not able to get any character details about her role out. Since she is around the right age and has the right look, the obvious choice would be her as Gwen Stacy. However, the plan so far looks to be for Marvel and Sony to differentiate themselves as much as possible from previous Spider-Man franchises, so they may want to hold off at this point. The recent rumor points to Laura Harrier playing Liz Allan and serving that “love interest” role that Gwen would ultimately fall into.
With no news on Mary Jane or the Osborn family, who have been featured heavily in the past, bringing in Gwen at this stage would seem odd. On the flip side, Rice had her breakout role in The Nice Guys this year and if the desired Spider-verse is to happen, Spider Gwen is probably in the cards and Rice could be a great fit for it. Let us know if you are excited to see Rice in the movie in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.
- Note: The folks over at Marvelous Realm also heard from their source prior to The Hollywood Reporter’s report that Rice had joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming.