First Images of Emma Stone in Spider-Man Reboot
Posted 12.09.10 by BrentJS
Director Marc Webb's as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot just went into production and already several photos from the Los Angeles set have leaked out. Both JustJared and SuperHeroHype have nabbed pictures of actress Emma Stone sporting her natural blonde hair to play Gwen Stacy, tragic high school love interest of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man ( Andrew Garfield) in a cemetary scene.
Those knowledgeable of Spider-Man's comic book continuity will likely jump to the conclusion that the cemetary scene is for the funeral of Gwen's father, Capt. George Stacy (Denis Leary), who was an advocate of Spider-Man's in the comic books at a time when the media and the police painted him as a criminal. In the comic books, Capt. Stacy died trying to save a child from falling debris while Spider-Man battled Doctor Octopus, but with no "Doc Oc" in the movie, it's unclear what would have caused his demise, if the images are, in fact, from his funeral.
The Spider-Man reboot was written by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and takes Peter Parker back to his high school days, when he was first bitten by the radioactive spider that gave him his powers. Martin Sheen stars as Uncle Ben, the man who taught Peter that "with great power comes great responsibility" and whose death propelled Peter into becoming a hero. Sally Field is rumored to be playing Peter's kindly Aunt May, the woman who raised Peter after the deaths of his parents, Richard (Campbell Scott) and Mary (Julianne Nicholson). Rhys Ifans will play Dr. Curt Connors, a former surgeon who created a serum using lizard DNA that grew back his missing arm, but also transformed him into the monstrous Spider-Man villain known as the Lizard. Irrfan Khan is also in talks to star in the movie as Van Atter, another villainous character.
Next Showing: Spider-Man 4
opens July 3, 2012