Correction: Emma Stone Cast as Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man, Not Mary Jane
10.06.10 by Ryan
While a report came out that Emma Stone had officially beat several other actresses for the role of Mary Jane Watson in Marc Webb's upcoming reboot of Spider-Man, the news wasn't quite accurate. While Sony did cast Stone, their official statement claims that the Easy A actress was not cast as Mary Jane.
Stone's red hair seemed a natural fit for the part, however, as Webb points out in the statement, Stone's real hair color makes her a better fit to play Gwen Stacy, played by Bryce Dallas Howard in Spider-Man 3 and Peter Parker's love interest in the comic books before Mary Jane.
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 [Garfield] 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.
No villain has been named yet, though Philip Seymor Hoffman has been rumored to be up for the role of
Venom (played by Topher Grace in Spider-Man 3).
The untitled Spider-Man reboot opens July 3, 2012.