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The Awww-Inducing Cameo You Probably Missed In "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

She's that voice in Spidey's head.

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) supplies Peter Parker (Tom Holland) with a super-high-tech suit, complete with an artificial intelligence system that the high schooler names Karen.

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Karen grows into more than a mere guidance system for Peter — soon, she becomes his confidante.

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She's actually very similar to J.A.R.V.I.S., the artificial intelligence system that Tony relied on for everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with 2008's Iron Man.

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Not only was J.A.R.V.I.S. the voice inside Tony's suit, he was also the master of his mansion, and, de facto, his conscience.

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When a more powerful AI creation named Ultron (James Spader) destroyed J.A.R.V.I.S. in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony couldn't bear to part with his computerized BFF. So he created Vision, a synthetic home for J.A.R.V.I.S. that's powered by an Infinity Stone.

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And as the character became flesh, Paul Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. since 2008, appeared on screen for the first time in a Marvel movie.

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Which is why it's so perfect that Jennifer Connelly, who is married to Bettany in real life, provides the voice for Karen in Spider-Man: Homecoming!

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Connelly is no stranger to the MCU either: She previously played Betty Ross in Ang Lee's 2003 Hulk.

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But since Lee's Hulk isn't considered modern-day MCU canon, perhaps Karen could one day find a similar route to the screen, and give Vision the sweet, sweet loving he so clearly longs for.

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