A couple days ago, we reported that the star of 2010 comedy film Easy A, and all-around hottie, Emma Stone, was going to be cast as Mary Jane in the reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise.[firstpara]
Based on the number of likes the article received, and on that one commenter who went “Dude, Emma Stone is friggin hot,” we knew that most of you agreed that she’d be great starring opposite Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker.
But that’s not going to happen anymore.
As it turns out, the rumors were partly false. The actress will no longer be playing the role of Mary Jane Watson.
Because Stone will, instead be playing the role of another one of Spidey’s love interest, the blonder, but equally hot Gwen Stacy.
The role once belonged to Bryce Dallas Howard.
Spidey fans will remember Gwen as that girl that Peter Parker dated during his emo phase in 2007’s Spider-Man 3 when he and Mary Jane broke up for a while.
In an official statement from Sony, the film’s director, Marc Webb noted that, “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.
Webb finishes his statement with this quip: “Much to my surprise, it was fun to find out that our choice for Gwen (Emma) is also a natural blonde.”
Bet you didn’t know that. Likewise, there are still no reports yet of who’ll be playing Mary Jane, or if she’s even going to appear at all.
But Mary Jane or not, we’re happy with the Emma Stone casting, and we’ll be looking forward to her performance when the film arrives in July 2012.
It’s going to be a long wait from here, so in the meantime, how about this fun question? Who’s the hotter Gwen Stacy: Emma Stone or Bryce Dallas Howard?
WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES
IMAGE COURTESY OF EASY A & SPIDERMAN 3