Rumor of the Day: Zooey Deschanel to star in Spider-Man reboot?

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Will Zooey Deschanel star in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot? Well, perhaps "star" is a bit of a stretch, given that the role director Marc Webb would give her is a small but crucial part of the Spidey mythos.

If the scuttlebutt is to be believed, Deschanel would join Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy in Webb's reboot as Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson's secretary at The Daily Bugle. (Elizabeth Banks played Brant in Sam Raimi's webslinger trilogy.)

Brant has traditionally been a minor player in the Spideyverse, but apparently Webb has big plans for her—and for the woman who made his (500) Days of Summer sing.

(via Showbiz Spy)