SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Sequel Rumored to Introduce Gwen Stacy as a Foreign Exchange Student
With reports of the sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming prepping for production next summer, you can bet that there is some kind of casting underway.
One role it looks like they will be casting is for Gwen Stacy. Omega Underground came across an audition tape from an unknown French actress by the stage name of Louna and she is auditioning for the role of Gwen Stacy.
In the past, the character has been played by Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard and she has typically been portrayed as a blonde haired blue eyed American girl. Well, it looks like they might be changing up that image for the sequel. According to the report:
If we are to base the possible inclusion of this character based on the audition tape. Marvel Studios may end up changing up the character’s origin by making her a foreign exchange student from Europe. Possibly being born in France or even Russia then transferring to Peter’s school.
The reason behind our assumption is because we have already seen director Jon Watts change both MJ (Zendaya) and Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) ethnicity for the original film. With Ned now being depicted as an Hawaiian-American teenager as opposed to a blonde hair caucasian male. And the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of MJ played by Zendaya as an ethnically mixed love interest as compared to her typical red-haired caucasian counterpart in the comics. This also means we may get an origin change for Captain George Stacy as well if this pans out..
This is just rumor and speculation at the moment, but with all of the points listed above, it's not too far-fetched to think that director Jon Watts and Marvel would change things up and try something new and different with the character.
What do you think about the possibility of seeing Gwen Stacy reimagined in a different way like this?
You can watch the audition tape that was posted online below: