By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures
Elizabeth Banks next to Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2
After making a small cameo in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 as Betty Brant, Elizabeth Banks is ready to expand her role in Spider-Man 3. Could we possibly have more of a love triangle than just Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy? Peter Parker is becoming the Hugh Hefner of comicbook heroes!
Since Banks role is expected to be more influential in the third installment in the Spider-Man franchise, it was her turn to divulge a couple of details on the film's production. However, she does have to be careful in order to not offend Columbia Pictures and have her role as Miss Brant cut back down.
Spider-Man 3 with Elizabeth Banks
MTV recently caught up with actress Elizabeth Banks (40 Year-Old Virgin, Seabiscuit) and got her to sit down and discuss her return as Betty Brant in Spider-Man 3.
"Honestly, you're killing me with these questions," Banks laughed. "I just don't want be the one to give anything away 'cause Lord knows I don't want to anger anyone over at 'Spider-Man 3.'"
"I do definitely sort of explore a little bit more of my relationship with Peter Parker," revealed Banks, who portrays J. Jonah Jameson employee Betty Brant in the movies. "I learned my lesson a long time ago that you never comment on how big your part is going to be in movies because you can always be cut out."
Still, Banks admitted, the groundwork is being laid for a Peter-Betty relationship much like the office romance they shared in the comics. Banks discussed a list of Peter Parker paramours that will also include Mary Jane Watson (Dunst) and Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard). "Peter Parker — he actually is Hugh Hefner.
Hopefully Peter can use his new gifts and get a bit more action this time around from the ladies. Check out the entire interview with Elizabeth Banks over at MTV.