The cast of Marc Webb’s Spider-Man has been infused with some Grade A talent thanks to the addition of Martin Sheen and Sally Field. Last week the duo were said to be in negotiations to play Uncle Ben and Aunt May, the paternal figures in Peter Parker’s life. Andrew Garfield will play the title character, Emma Stone will star as his love interest Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans will play the villain of choice Dr. Curt Connors aka The Lizard.
A couple of roles are still up for grabs including The Daily Bugle’s Editor and Chief J. Jonah Jameson and his secretary Betty Brant. Jameson is still in question but according to Showbizspy, Zooey Deschanel might take on Brant!
Director Webb and Deschanel previously worked together in the non-romantic dramedy 500 Days of Summer in 2009 and word on the street has them reuniting for Spidey.
“Betty was a minor character in the previous Spidey movies but Marc has big plans for her,” reveals a movie insider. “He wants a strong performer to carry the role and Zooey fits the bill perfectly. The role is hers if she wants it.”
Brant was played by Elizabeth Banks in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and it wouldn’t be a far stretch for Deschanel to pick up where she left off. They’re both talented actresses but unlike Banks, Deschanel won’t have to wear a brunette wig.
What do you think of Deschanel playing Brant? Would she be a good choice?