Remember last week when it was reported Emma Stone would be playing Mary Jane Watson in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot? Well it turns out that news wasn’t entirely accurate. Stone will be playing Gwen Stacy instead.
Sony released a press release confirming the casting which included a statement from Webb:
“The chemistry between Andrew 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. Much to my surprise, it was fun to find out that our choice for Gwen (Emma) is also a natural blonde.”
Assuming the earlier reports were correct they still need to find an actress to play Mary Jane, although it’s possible she may not be in it. We’ll have to wait for more casting announcements over the upcoming weeks to see which other characters will be involved (Aunt May, the villain and J. Jonah Jameson are likely the next ones up).
Filming is scheduled to begin in December.