Fans were eagle-eyed in their search for Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man: Homecoming but she was nowhere to be seen, though it now seems Marvel and Sony are planning to introduce her in the sequel, if a recently-surfaced audition tape is to be believed.
In an audition tape revealed by Omega Underground, a french actor who operates under the name of Louna is seen auditioning for the role of Gwen Stacy. Louna seemingly breaks the mould of Gwen being a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American character, which is sure to rumble some die-hard Marvel comics fans.
Both MJ and Ned Leeds' ethnicities were changed in Spider-Man: Homecoming, so it's not entirely unbelievable that they could be switching up Gwen's character too. It's evident that Marvel and Sony are trying to reflect the wide variety of people who live in Queens, NY, instead of everybody being white Americans.
Sony and Marvel have a little while to settle on who they will include alongside Spidey next; the sequel is set to arrive July 5, 2019, just two months after Marvel’s Avengers 4, and will pick up right after the events of that film.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.