|“||"Miss Brant? That's not the position I hired you for!"||„|
|~ J. Jonah Jameson|
Elizabeth "Betty" Brant is a supporting character in the Spider-Man film trilogy directed by Sam Raimi.
She was portrayed by Elizabeth Banks.
Betty Brant is one of the mudracket paper The Daily Bugle's staff and J. Jonah Jameson's secretary. Brandt 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.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
At the start of the film, 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. Dikovitch after Mr. Aziz fired him from his other part-time job at Joe's Pizza.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Betty did find a way of getting her comeuppance on her boss, by being tasked by 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 in the film, she was hit on by Eddie Brock who she visibly dislikes and then a symbiote-influenced Peter which she's visibly attracted, only to be interrupted 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 have a minor role, she was the one of the woman who support Peter.