Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot is gearing up for production and meanwhile his star Andrew Garfield is on his way to becoming a household name. With solid performances in both Never Let Me Go and The Social Network, indifference toward the 27-year-old’s casting as Peter Parker is slowly turning toward interest.
Now, Deadline brings word of some actresses up for the role of Spidey’s love interest: Dianna Agron (“Glee”) and Georgina Haig (Wasted on the Young) join the already-listed Emma Stone (Easy A), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), and Dominique McElligott (Moon). There’s also a really interesting bit about a potential recasting of Venom. Find out the latest after the jump.
Before we move into Venom discussion, I should mention that the women listed above are not specified for any particular roles. That means any of them could be in contention for Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, or perhaps a completely original personality created for this film. My take? I’d love to see Emma Stone as MJ and Dianna Agron as Gwen Stacy. (Assuming they can’t bring the gorgeous Bryce Dallas Howard back to reprise her role.)
The role of Venom/Eddie Brock is a key rival to Peter Parker in the Spider-Man mythology. Brock and Parker are constantly in competition – not only in their love lives, but also professionally as freelance photographers at the Daily Bugle. Topher Grace portrayed the character in Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, and in a casting decision that will make your head spin, Deadline presents “early unconfirmed talk” that Sony is considering Philip Seymour Hoffman as a replacement. This is a wildly off-base decision that I can’t possibly get behind. Hoffman is a great actor, for sure – but Venom? No way. The dynamic between the characters will be completely thrown off because of the age difference (Garfield is 27, Hoffman is 43).
Now it’s your turn: give me your dream casting scenario in the comment section. No holds barred: it doesn’t have to be just the people mentioned above – let’s open the floor to all suggestions. Who would you like to see?