Emma Stone is the new Gwen Stacy!

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There’s been rumors floating around about Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A) being in talks to be in Marc Webb’s Spiderman Reboot. The rumors claimed that she would be playing Mary Jane Watson, which is why it is a total surprise to hear that she has officially been cast as the new Gwen Stacy.

Webb said that “the chemistry between Andrew [Garfield] and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice. At the heart of the story of Peter Parker is not only the amazing Spider-Man, but also an ordinary teenager who is wondering what he has to do to get the girl.  Andrew and Emma will bring everything audiences expect to these roles, but also make them their own.”

What’s most interesting is that this means that Gwen Stacy will be the main love interest, as opposed to Mary Jane who was front and center throughout Sam Raimi’s films. I’m actually a fan of the comics so I can appreciate this new direction. In a lot of ways Gwen Stacy is to Mary Jane as Lana Lang is to Lois Lane.

The more I hear about this movie the more excited I am to see, especially after seeing Andrew Garfield’s performance in The Social Network. So Emma will be returning to her natural, pre-Superbad, blonde and I’ll be waiting for news on the villain.

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