April 25, 2008

Irene Bedard as Jean DeWolff

You don't see or hear modern-day Indians much on Saturday morning TV. Here's a nice bit of nontraditional casting for Irene Bedard, best known as the voice of Pocahontas.

Jean DeWolffJean DeWolff is a Marvel Comics supporting character of the comic Spider-Man. Having experienced a problematic childhood, she was a tough, unrelenting police captain for the NYPD and Spider-Man's useful ally. She notably preferred a retro style, preferring clothing and cars from the 1930s era.

She was killed by her ex-lover Stan Carter, aka Sin-Eater, in the story arc suitably named "The Death of Jean DeWolff." After she was killed, Spider-Man discovered that she kept a collection of photographs of him and of the two of them together. (One of them originally featuring the Black Cat, had been altered to remove the Cat from the image.) This implied that her feelings towards him were warmer than she generally indicated, leaving Spider-Man somewhat dejected after he searched her apartment.

Jean DeWolff appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man, voiced by Irene Bedard. She is shown to be partnered with Stan Carter.
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