Who Is Angourie Rice? 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Just Enlisted A Young Breakout Star
Filming is underway for the third Spider-Man franchise and Marvel fans are anxiously awaiting news on who will be portraying their favorite characters from the beloved comics. However, amongst all of the excitement for the addition of cast members such as Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, and Zendaya, there are also some unfamiliar faces joining the line-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest newbie is breakout actress Angourie Rice, who was just cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming .
If you don't recognize her name, you'd be forgiven. The 15-year-old actress hasn't exactly been seeing her name in lights, but that doesn't mean that her film credits don't speak volumes. In 2013, Rice starred in the 3D movie, Walking With Dinosaurs, and most recently, she can be seen starring as Ryan Gosling's daughter in the action-comedy film, The Nice Guys — a role considered to be her true breakout moment. Now, she's joining the ranks of beloved Marvel characters, and dropping hints on Instagram. Rice may have even hinted at her Spider-Man: Homecoming news on Wednesday by posting an Instagram video of the rain — almost immediately after Tom Holland (Spider-Man) posted about the rain on set while he was filming in Atlanta (below).
However, when it comes to figuring out which character Rice will be playing, that's where things get a whole lot trickier. While Marvel and Sony have confirmed Rice's casting, they have not revealed any details on her role. And, given that there aren't too many teenagers listed in the cast so far, that seems to narrow down the theories quite a bit. Rice is almost certainly one of Peter Parker's schoolmates, and — hear me out — possibly one of the iconic ladies in Spider-Man's life, Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson.
It should be noted that there is a five-year age difference between Rice and Holland in real life, but that Peter is supposed to be just 16 years old in the film, which means Rice playing a love interest isn't totally out of the question. But considering that this is an origin story, the world of female characters in Peter Parker's life are all possibilities (Silk or Black Cat, anyone?).
Now, before you freak out on me with any possible disagreements, let me just put it this way. Spider-Man: Homecoming is just the beginning of this Spider-Man story. Therefore, hopefully, Rice may age a little bit by the time she's acting as Parker's crush or something more. And, personally, I would love to see Peter Parker exist in a world where more than one woman from the comics are present at once. Because, honestly, that always happened in the comics. And Spider-Man 3's attempt at doing such a thing didn't play out all that well. So, yeah, Rice's casting could mean that the relationship drama from the comics is finally going down. And I'm straight-up excited about it.
In the meantime, brush up on those books, because Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7, 2017.