Who Voices Karen In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'? This MCU Easter Egg Is Too Good To Be True
If there's one thing I love — and chances are you might love it, too — it's a good, old-fashioned Marvel Easter egg. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we hear the voice of Karen (played by Jennifer Connelly), who provides the Siri-like voice-over for Peter Parker's amazing new Spider-Man suit courtesy of Tony Stark. This is a delightful little Easter egg not only because in real life, Connelly is married to the Paul Bettany who plays J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man films and later Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but she is also no stranger to the MCU.
While her return to the MCU was announced, it was unclear who Connelly would play, but thanks to the latest trailer, we now know the she is the voice Peter hears when he first puts on his Stark-approved suit and Kare suggests to him that he has "576 possible web-shooter combinations" at his disposal. If you've heard Connelly's voice before, it's pretty hard to mistake her dulcet tones as she talks to Peter.
It's also quite amusing that Connelly's role in Spider-Man is quite similar to Bettany's. In the Avengers: Age of Ultron, Vision comes to life as a physical manifestation of J.A.R.V.I.S., the electronic butler to Tony Stark who was only heard, but never seen. As such, this connection between the real-life married actors as two people who have provided voice-over assistants to their superhero bosses make this Easter egg even cooler.
Before her Spider-Man: Homecoming appearance, Connelly was seen as Betty Ross in 2003's The Hulk, where actor Eric Bana brought the big, green monster to life before Edward Norton took a stab at the character and then finally, Mark Ruffalo took the reins in 2012. So it's definitely been a good, hot minute since Connelly's been seen in the MCU. Hopefully it's a nice change of pace for the actor and — fingers crossed — fun one, too.