Update: Sony has now released the official cast list for the film, confirming Connelly
’s involvement.Spider-Man: Homecoming
has one of the most impressive casts of any movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. The credits list is full of exciting names, including Robert Downey Jr.
, Michael Keaton
, Marisa Tomei
, Donald Glover
and Jon Favreau
. And that’s not even mentioning all the young and upcoming stars, like Zendaya
, Laura Harrier
, Angourie Rice
and obviously, Tom Holland
. Even in this late stage, however, just two weeks before the movie hits theatres, we might have just found out that another big name is set to appear.
Now that press screenings for Homecoming
have begun, more and more details about are starting to leak out and earlier today, some eagle-eyed fans noticed that IMDb now lists Jennifer Connelly
as appearing in the film. The movie database credits the actress in the role of ‘Karen/Suit Lady.’
In case you don’t know, IMDb can literally be edited by anyone, so we have to be wary of accepting this at face value. After all, this is the first time we’ve heard of the actress being attached to the production. However, going by the character credit, it sounds like the site’s saying she only has a cameo part in the film. As such, this small a role could possibly have slipped through the net and gone unnoticed by the media.
If this turns out to be true, Homecoming
will mark Connelly
’s third role in a comic book movie. Back in 1991, she appeared in The Rocketeer
as the titular jetpacked hero’s girlfriend Jenny
. Then in 2003, she starred as Betty Ross
in Ang Lee’s Hulk
It looks like we’ll have to wait until the film opens to see if this rumour holds any weight, but thankfully, there’s not too much longer to go now, as Spider-Man: Homecoming
arrives on July 7th.