Elizabeth Banks Has Out Of Time As Spider-Man's Girlfriend?

Elizabeth Banks actress played Betty Brant, who works as J. Jonah Jameson's secretary at The Daily Bugle. She is a coworker with Peter Parker as well as one of his early love interests. Banks' role is recurring throughout Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.
Banks originally auditioned for the role of Mary Jane (played by Kirsten Dunst), but was told she was "too old to play her," the actress told Glamour U.K., according to Vanity Fair.

#1. Background's Elizabeth

Elizabeth BanksSource: Vanity Fair

Elizabeth Banks is an American actress and filmmaker who was born on February 10, 1974. She is best recognized for her roles as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film trilogy and Gail Abernathy-McKadden in Pitch Perfect. She also directed, wrote, and produced. Banks and her husband Max Handelman started Brownstone Productions, a film and television production company, in October 2002.

#2. Early life

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Banks grew up on Brown Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as the eldest of four children to Ann and Mark P. Mitchell. Her father, a Vietnam War veteran, worked in a General Electric factory, while her mother worked in a bank. She auditioned for the school play, which was her first foray into acting.
Elizabeth is a member of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League and a 1992 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She went to the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the Friars Senior Society. She graduated from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California, in 1998, with an MFA degree.

#3. Career

Elizabeth Banks and husbandSource: People

Elizabeth Banks, who started her career as a television actor, became popular through her Broadway appearances in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’ ‘Invincible,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ and ‘The Hunger Games.’ She attracted male fans with her performance in ‘The Slither,’ a comic horror film.
She is a dynamic actor who has excelled in a variety of genres, including drama, comedy, horror, and science fiction. Her outstanding performance has earned her Emmy Awards and other accolades. She co-owns a production firm called 'Brownstone' with her husband, sportswriter Max Handelman.

#4. Elizabeth Banks In Pitch Perfect

Elizabeth Banks In Pitch PerfectSource: Screen Rant

Banks directed Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), her feature directorial debut, after producing and starring in the film Pitch Perfect. She also co-produced and starred in the sequels Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).
Banks portrays Brian Wilson's wife, Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, in the 2015 biopic Love & Mercy, based on the life of the singer and founding member of The Beach Boys, as portrayed by John Cusack.

#5. The Hunger Games

Banks in The Hunger GamesSource: Cinema Blend

Banks starred in the science fiction adventure film The Hunger Games (2012), playing Effie Trinket, a woman from "The Capitol" who escorts the District 12 tributes to the annual Hunger Games. She went on to reprise the role in the sequel films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015).
In 2014, Banks was recognized by Elle Magazine during The Women in Hollywood Awards, honoring women for their outstanding achievements in film, spanning all aspects of the motion picture industry, including acting, directing, and producing

#6. Spiderman

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Betty Brant is a supporting character in the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel. She was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963. In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy she was portrayed by actress Elizabeth Banks. Betty Brant, in her late twenties or early thirties, works as J. Jonah Jameson's secretary for the mud racket paper The Daily Bugle. While she never dates Peter, there is a subtle, reciprocal desire between the two, comparable to Miss Moneypenny and James Bond's connection in Eon's films.
Betty mentions in Spider-Man 2 that she has advanced Peter's freelancing income as Peter is trying to make ends meet and pay his landlord, Mr. Ditkovich since Mr. Aziz sacked him from his other part-time job at Joe's Pizza. She later witnesses Jameson, Robbie Robertson, and Hoffman wearing the suit Spider-Man abandoned in a state of perplexity and amazement.

#7. Venom Spider-Man 3

Venom Spider-Man 3Source: Movie Web

Banks played Brant in the first three Spider-Man films. Brant is the newsroom secretary where Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) works. The relationship between the two was initially purely co-workers. In "Spider-Man 3" (2007), they have some flirting, intimate scenes together but not to the point of love. The character Betty Brant also appeared in Tom Holland's "Spider-Man" series, played by Angourie Rice. However, the team let her fall in love with Ned (Jacob Batalon) - Peter Parker's best friend - instead of the superhero Spider-Man.
Banks also recalled initially auditioning for the role of Mary Jane, which ultimately went to Kirsten Dunst. Banks revealed in an earlier interview that the production wanted a younger actor for the role. She was around 28 at the time, while Dunst was 18 and Maguire was 26. "Tobey and I are the same age -- and I was told I was too old to play her," Banks said in 2016.
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