OK, by now you all should have heard that they've cast a new Peter Parker for the SPIDERMAN 3D reboot that they're up to, going as "comic accurate" as they can when getting a 27 year old, 6 foot tall, Los Angeles native man to play the average height, New York native teenager. Hell... at least they got the ugly part right. But enough about the cat who nabbed the role, I'm really far more interested in figuring out if they're going to abandon the Raimi version of events and be more comic accurate when it comes to having Gwen Stacy play his girlfriend. I don't want to argue Mary Jane (for me, the only young babe in Hollywood who could pull off the "Face it, Tiger. You hit the jackpot."
and that's Emma Stone). The new M.J. is a done deal in my head. What I question is who would play the petite athletic cheerleader with the all-American blonde girl looks.
It's no secret that I have a soft spot for Snow. I find her to be talented as an actress and really just begging to find the right role to showcase her stuff (aside from the indies where she's punched a dude in the nuts and been a perky prostitute). The fact that she fits the build, the cheerleader demeanor, the blonde hair and blue eyes happens to help a lot. When I place her against Garfield, I think she could do the deal and be winning at it.
Well, I've screwed up her name in the past when it was late at night and all I was thinking was "blonde, hot, damn... look at those legs." Amber Heard is aces when it comes to playing the girlfriend role. Plus, she's game when it comes to having a character perhaps not have the best of endings (as evidenced by her playing 406 in ZOMBIELAND). She has the right look, the only thing that I question is that she's perhaps TOO hot to play Gwen against Garfield's Peter.
I don't watch "Glee." I actually don't know much about Agron outside of what she looks like in the pictures of her on the red carpet that I post. But I know that she plays a cheerleader on that show and I know that aside from not having the blue eyes, she's got everything else down pat to put on a really good Gwen. Plus, when you factor in that she's about as fresh to audiences memories as Giraffe-Neck is, it makes it seem like a win-win combination.
Which of these perky, all-American blondes would be the best Gwen Stacy reboot??
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