|Affiliation:||The Daily Bugle|
|Portrayed by:||Elizabeth Banks|
|Last appeared:||Spider-Man 3|
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.
Brant was usually seen either passing on messages to Jameson or receiving curt orders from him.
While she never dates Peter, a subtle, mutual attraction to him is apparent between the pair, similair to that of Miss Moneypenny and James Bond's relationship in Eon's films.
Betty states that she has given Peter advances on his freelance pay while Peter is struggling to make ends meet and pay his rent to landlord Mr. Ditkovich after Mr. Aziz fired him from his other part-time job at Joe's Pizza.
Betty did find a way of getting her comeuppance on her boss by being tasked from his wife to inform him to avoid getting agitated and to remember to take his numerous medications which she does to comic effect through a loud buzzing intercom.
Later on, Betty was being hit on by Eddie Brock whom she visibly dislikes and then a symbiote-influenced Peter which she was visibly attracted to, only to be interrupted abruptly by Jameson and Robbie Robertson.
- Elizabeth Banks auditioned for the role of Mary-Jane Watson before being cast as Betty Brant.
- In a 2008 interview, she said "The casting director called and said, ‘As a consolation prize essentially, do you want to be Betty Brant?’ So it started out as a consolation prize and it’s become a favor.”
- In the same interview, she stated that she was uncertain if she would return for Spider-Man 4, stating she would only do it if her part became more important.
- Even though she had a minor role, she was the one of the few women who support Peter. Her support came alongside Marry-Jane Watson and Aunt May.
- ↑ Elizabeth Banks Says She Was Deemed ‘Too Old’ for 2002 ‘Spider-Man’ Role
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Five Ways to Save Spider-Man 4
|Raimi Film Series|
|Films:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3|
|Characters:||Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw|
|Enemies:||The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker|
|Locations:||The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair|
|Video Games:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3|