Fans have been wondering what role Jennifer Connelly would play in Spider-Man: Homecoming since her casting was announced, but there was little to go on as only her character name was listed. Now the cat is out of the bag as the movie hits theater screens and unless you want to keep this little nugget spoiler free until you see Spider-Man: Homecoming, don’t click-through. Those of you that don’t give a fig, check out how cool that unknown role actually is below.
!!!LAST CHANCE SPOILER WARNING!!!
In the movie Tony Stark provides Peter Parker with a fabulous Spider suit which includes an onboard operating system just like JARVIS (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) who was voiced in the Iron Man movies by Paul Bettany who later becomes Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Paul Bettany is married to Jennifer Connelly whose role has now been revealed and is also voicing an advanced AI system, one embedded in Peter Parker’s shiney new Spider-Man suit built by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter eventually names the voice Karen.
If you’re thinking this is all pretty meta you’d be right on the money as director Jon Watts confirms it all telling Entertainment Weekly:
Yes, It’s Jarvis’ wife, it’s cool right?
Now does this mean thee might be a future change in Jennifer Connelly’s role in the Marvel Universe?
Jocasta… could Jennifer Connelly’s Karen end up becoming Jocasta? Her comic book origin is pretty convelouted, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe could easily change all that.
Seeking a bride, Ultron kidnapped the Wasp, brainwashing her then-husband and Ultron’s creator, Henry Pym (Ant-Man), into transferring her life energies into a newly built robot: Jocasta. Jocasta acquired the Wasp’s personality, emotions, conscience, and ability to control insects, but not her memory. Realizing that the Wasp must die for her to live, Jocasta used that cybernetic insect control to summon the Avengers, who stopped Ultron and reversed the transference, saving Jan but shutting down Jocasta. Unknown to the Avengers, Jocasta still retained some portion of the Wasp’s essence, but she remained inert until activated from afar by Ultron.
What do you think, husband and wife on the big screen in the most Marvel-ous way?
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters Tonight!