‘I haven’t met Tom, but I would love to:’ Hailee Steinfeld explains why Gwen Stacy needs to join the Spider-Verse live-action

‘I haven’t met Tom, but I would love to:’ Hailee Steinfeld explains why Gwen Stacy needs to join the Spider-Verse live-action

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Even if podcasts aren’t your cup of tea, chances are you’ve heard of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, hosted by Josh Horowitz. Getting “nerdy and intimate” with the biggest movie stars, according to the official description of the podcast, Horowitz rubbed shoulders with famous names of his time – the last of which was Hailee Steinfeldwho plays Kate Bishop in the MCU.

As we know, Steinfeld recently starred in the Disney Plus series Hawk Eye alongside Jeremy Renner. What some Marvel fans might not know, however, is that Steinfeld also voices a fairly famous Spider-Person in Sony’s Spider-Verse – none other than Gwen Stacy. You will have heard his voice in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and, more recently, Through the Spider-Versethe sequel screens in select theaters starting today and releases worldwide tomorrow, June 2. She stars alongside Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales, the friendly Brooklyn neighborhood Spider-Man who finds himself warped into the Spider-Verse, crossing paths with all the Spider-People of different dimensions.

Horowitz sat down with Steinfeld to discuss his role in Through the Spider-Verse, as well as discussing the possibility of bringing a live-action Gwen Stacy to the MCU, ideally to partner with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. With Jeremy Renner out of action following a snowplow incident, the MCU may be looking to recast its Hawkeye, so the likelihood of another season is slim, albeit very advanced. It’s not all bad news, as it leaves the door wide open for Steinfeld to explore her part-time career as Spider-Man’s best friend.

In the interview above, Horowitz asked Steinfeld if she would feel “robbed” if her character (Gwen Stacy) didn’t interact with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Zendaya’s MJ. After a dramatic pause, Steinfeld responded with a simple “yes”, prompting Horowitz to part ways. “Thank you for your honesty,” Josh replies.

Afterwards, Horowitz asked the actress about the number of Spider-Men she had met during her career, referring to the actors who played them, namely Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland mainly, but also includes all animated Spider-Men. Humans or derivative actors. Steinfeld mentioned that she knows Maguire, Garfield and Moore (obviously), but hasn’t met Tom Holland yet.

“I haven’t met Tom,” she began. ” But I would like. Maybe it didn’t happen for a reason. And that’s when she started to be tight-lipped about it all. “I’m just saying,” she said.

So here is. Maybe there’s a future in store for Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy, but with her already playing Kate Bishop, wouldn’t that be a little confusing? Ah, strange things have happened. Let’s see where this leads.

Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse swings into theaters around the world tomorrow.

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