Emma Stone Officially Cast in Spider-Man, But As Gwen Stacy

Posted October 5th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Earlier this week it was reported that Emma Stone was being offered the role of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man reboot. In a surprise announcement Sony confirmed Stone has been cast as the lead female in the film, however she will be playing Gwen Stacy instead.

Director Marc 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.”

Stone has a good history with the studio and just recently opened Easy A successfully, but seemed to be a natural choice for Mary Jane Watson because she is recognized as a red head. This news also confirms that Gwen Stacy will be getting more screen time of the two in the movie which would seem to be a good decision with the story going back to its high school roots.