Marvel fans will have to wait longer than usual to watch the post-credits scene at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, if the constant stream of casting announcements is anything to go by. However, Marvel's latest addition to Spidey's new solo venture could make it all worth the wait— if she ends up playing who we think she might be playing.
Fresh off a breakout performance in The Nice Guys opposite Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice has been officially cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but details are typically scarce on who she'll be playing.
Nothing's been confirmed yet, but the 15-year-old's blonde hair and youthful appearance undoubtedly remind us of one Spider-Man love interest in particular— Gwen Stacy!
We last saw Gwen Stacy alongside Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man, where her character met an untimely fate in a faithful adaptation of the comics. Before that, Gwen also popped up briefly in the original Sam Raimi trilogy, played by Bryce Dallas Howard.
Both Howard and Emma Stone played older versions of the character, but as Spider-Man: Homecoming will be based around a high-school-age Peter Parker, Rice is the perfect age to play Tom Holland's classmate and potential love interest in the MCU.
The Australian actress proved that she's a force to be reckoned with in Shane Black's The Nice Guys. Earlier work in Jasper Jones and Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows confirmed that Rice has the potential to take on a pivotal role in Marvel's reboot of the Spider-Man franchise.
Now we may be pushing our speculation into the realms of comic book absurdity, but the addition of Gwen Stacy to the MCU could potentially lead to an appearance from Spider-Gwen later down the line, an alternate version of the character who was bitten by a radioactive spider in place of Peter Parker.
Sony boss Thomas Rothman has already confirmed that a Spider-Verse is in the works, developing a number of Spider-Man related spinoffs within the MCU, so there's always a chance that Rice could adopt the mantle of Spider-Gwen in a solo venture at some point in the future.
If we're right, you read it here first, people!
We'll find out whether Rice is actually playing Gwen or not and who the hell all the other new additions to the cast will be playing, too, when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.
In the meantime, take a look back at Gwen Stacy's chemistry with a charming Spidey in this clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Wouldn't this be amazing with Tom Holland and Angourie Rice in the roles of Peter and Gwen?
Who do you think Angourie Rice could be playing in Spider-Man: Homecoming?