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01.21.2010

Another Spider-Man column? That's two in a row, Tassi! Yeah, I know, but the SPIDER-MAN reboot continues to be the story of the year (well, twenty days in), and at this point last week, all we knew was that Sony was scrapping the franchise and starting over. But now 500 DAYS OF SUMMER’s Marc Webb has officially signed on to direct, so I wanted to get the film’s other star cast before any more sudden announcements start pouring forth.

Last week we tackled the movie’s titular hero, Peter Parker, the results of which I’ll get to later, but we’re here today to find his other half. The sexy, the sweet, the red-headed MARY JANE WATSON.

Let me be clear about this. I hated, hated, hated Kirsten Dunst as MJ in the first trilogy, and her character became progressively more and more annoying as time went on, and I could only watch her be bummed out by Parker missing her stupid plays so many times before it got old. Outside of the upside-down rain kiss, I would say NO memorable moments from any of the movies involve MJ, outside of awful ones (jazz club anyone?).

So we need a new MJ that isn’t going to make us roll our eyes every time she’s onscreen. And Dunst is cute enough I suppose, but I also think we want an MJ that’s going to make us stop in our tracks and say “Whoa!” as that’s the response she’s supposed to elicit from Parker.

Lastly, keep in mind we’re looking for someone high school aged here as well, so as much of a red-haired cutie as Amy Adams is, I think we need to keep the setting of the film in mind when looking for our MJ. And as for her boyfriend-to-be?

Last Week: SPIDER-MAN

The big news of a reboot begged the obvious question: who the hell was going to take over Tobey Maguire’s shoes as Peter Parker? In a high school-centric SPIDER-MAN, there’s going to be a lot less mask time and a lot more cafeteria awkwardness, so the role is perhaps more important now than it ever was. So who did you pick?

1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (15%) 2. Anton Yelchin (10%) 3. Logan Lerman (7%)

Now that 500 DAYS’ Marc Webb is attached, JGL seems like even more of a logical choice, but I’m sorry, I just can’t agree with you guys here. Levitt is too old for high school these days (he’s 28), and I also think he should avoid being tied down for three Spidey flicks, as I think he’s got better career options ahead of him than this as evidenced by 500 DAYS and INCEPTION.

Yelchin I could definitely see, and we’ve seen his high school-look in CHARLIE BARLETT, which was surprisingly decent. Logan Lerman is a bit too Zac Efron for me, but maybe that’s what the studio’s looking for these days. I think ultimately they should pull more of an unknown for the role, something the studio has already mentioned.

Alright, let’s hear those Mary Jane picks!

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Extra Tidbit: The farther away I get from this news, the more I think a reboot instead of another sequel is the way to go here. Though I probably would have taken about five years off first.
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8:36PM on 10/07/2010
Meryl Streep? lol She's an amazing actress, in fact she's one of my favorites, but isn't she a bit old for this role? lol I honestly don't see anything wrong with Kirsten's performance, but if I were to cast someone else it would be Evan Rachel Wood.
Meryl Streep? lol She's an amazing actress, in fact she's one of my favorites, but isn't she a bit old for this role? lol I honestly don't see anything wrong with Kirsten's performance, but if I were to cast someone else it would be Evan Rachel Wood.
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7:27PM on 01/25/2010

No1 said this?

MJ is supposed to be a knockout, not some subpar teeny looking actress. If (praying to god they don't end up going HS route) what about Malin Ackerman? Shes gorgeous and kinda could pull off the cartoon MJ
MJ is supposed to be a knockout, not some subpar teeny looking actress. If (praying to god they don't end up going HS route) what about Malin Ackerman? Shes gorgeous and kinda could pull off the cartoon MJ
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11:53PM on 01/24/2010

Without a doubt

Emma Stone
Emma Stone
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10:57PM on 01/24/2010

Charisma Carpenter

That is, if they drop the goofy High School idea.
That is, if they drop the goofy High School idea.
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4:55PM on 01/24/2010

BROKEBACK SPIDERMAN 90210

or love interest eddie brock with some sort love/hate triangle with venom. Parker breaks up with brock and the alien as the reason for their fight
or love interest eddie brock with some sort love/hate triangle with venom. Parker breaks up with brock and the alien as the reason for their fight
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4:50PM on 01/24/2010

Spiderman 90210

Please take soap actors for this movie so that no good actors waste their time on this but work on projects that arent doomed to fail. FUCK SONY! sorry for this language but again fuck teenage spiderman with love problems. Why not make the love interest flash thompson
Please take soap actors for this movie so that no good actors waste their time on this but work on projects that arent doomed to fail. FUCK SONY! sorry for this language but again fuck teenage spiderman with love problems. Why not make the love interest flash thompson
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4:36PM on 01/23/2010

Miranda Kerr can't act

Bet on it. And she would never pass as MJ. Get real, guys.
ERW's too out there. She should just keep playing the role of Manson's girlfriend.
Gwen Stacy died and stayed dead a long time for a reason: she's got nothing on MJ.
Bet on it. And she would never pass as MJ. Get real, guys.
ERW's too out there. She should just keep playing the role of Manson's girlfriend.
Gwen Stacy died and stayed dead a long time for a reason: she's got nothing on MJ.
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4:29PM on 01/23/2010

Only one

Evan Rachel Wood.
Evan Rachel Wood.
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11:58AM on 01/23/2010
Mary Elizabeth Winstead for mj!!
Mary Elizabeth Winstead for mj!!
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11:14PM on 01/22/2010
miranda kerr.
miranda kerr.
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10:31PM on 01/22/2010
MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG or LEIGHTON MEESTER
MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG or LEIGHTON MEESTER
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1:36PM on 01/23/2010
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10:06PM on 01/22/2010
How about no mary Jane at all? How about just start off with Gwen Stacy for a while like in the comics?
How about no mary Jane at all? How about just start off with Gwen Stacy for a while like in the comics?
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7:28PM on 01/22/2010

No no no no

Emma Stone = Too rough
Anna Sophia Robb = Too young/wholesome
Emily Browning = Too frail/Plain
Portia Doubleday = More awesome plainess
Rachel-Hurd Wood = GTFO (as far as skinniness goes, they make Kirsten Dunst look like Anita Eckberg)
Hayden = Too stocky & blonde
Selena Gomez = GTFO, a natural REDHEAD Latina?
Dakota Fanning = Too Dakota Fanning

One of the few acceptable alternates to MEW is Taylor Dooley, prob the best of the actual teen actresses.

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Emma Stone = Too rough
Anna Sophia Robb = Too young/wholesome
Emily Browning = Too frail/Plain
Portia Doubleday = More awesome plainess
Rachel-Hurd Wood = GTFO (as far as skinniness goes, they make Kirsten Dunst look like Anita Eckberg)
Hayden = Too stocky & blonde
Selena Gomez = GTFO, a natural REDHEAD Latina?
Dakota Fanning = Too Dakota Fanning

One of the few acceptable alternates to MEW is Taylor Dooley, prob the best of the actual teen actresses.

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5:50PM on 01/22/2010

Emma Stone

She would make a great MJ, and hopefully not an annoying as Krinsten Dunst!

Anton Yelchin would make a great Peter Parker.
She would make a great MJ, and hopefully not an annoying as Krinsten Dunst!

Anton Yelchin would make a great Peter Parker.
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12:51PM on 01/22/2010
Portia Doubleday! so fine.
Portia Doubleday! so fine.
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12:29PM on 01/22/2010
Emily Browning as MJ for sure
Emily Browning as MJ for sure
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12:07PM on 01/22/2010

hmmm....

I am still all for Rachel Hurd-Wood, but Emily Browning is a good idea too. Both talented, charming young stars who have already taken part in sci-fi. Some good possibilities, I just hope they don't stick us with some skinny un-curvaceous chick again.
Although, it seems every young actress is getting super skinny these days.
Just don't cast Emma Watson as Mary Jane Watson.

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I am still all for Rachel Hurd-Wood, but Emily Browning is a good idea too. Both talented, charming young stars who have already taken part in sci-fi. Some good possibilities, I just hope they don't stick us with some skinny un-curvaceous chick again.
Although, it seems every young actress is getting super skinny these days.
Just don't cast Emma Watson as Mary Jane Watson.

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So as I spent 2 1/2 hours yesterday putting together a cast and naturally developing story ideas, today I am going to put together that story I had in my head, then will try to get the damn thing to Sony. Perhaps Jimmy V. did us good with this script, but I am full of doubt with that. And I'm actually fine with this reboot since Raimi destroyed Parker's character by continuously making him a whiner. I'm just sick of comic book characters not being done right and have to at least try to get my ideas out to Hollywood.
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10:47AM on 01/22/2010

Idea

She's not an actress but hot and red haired sometimes: Susan coffey
She's not an actress but hot and red haired sometimes: Susan coffey
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9:59AM on 01/22/2010

My Choices.

AnnaSophia Robb or Emily Browning. both great young actresses.
AnnaSophia Robb or Emily Browning. both great young actresses.
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9:22AM on 01/22/2010

YEAH AND ALEC BALDWIN AS SPIDERMAN

Sony reboots us up the ass
Sony reboots us up the ass
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7:20AM on 01/22/2010

the only possible actress....

As far as i can see, the only actress who can really really pull this multidimensional, multifacited character off, is the wonderful Meryl Streep. She would make a excellent M.J. and really take this 'reboot' to the next level.
As far as i can see, the only actress who can really really pull this multidimensional, multifacited character off, is the wonderful Meryl Streep. She would make a excellent M.J. and really take this 'reboot' to the next level.
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7:11AM on 01/22/2010

well...

I'd go for JGL, but actually it's hard for me to still care at this point
I'd go for JGL, but actually it's hard for me to still care at this point
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4:50AM on 01/22/2010

luv kirsten

Kirsten was excellent in the role. I thought Tobey & her had good chemistry. The scriptwriters just didnt developed the role further than just a 'damsel-in-distress' type.

I like Emily Browning. But i guess she's too old (for a teen). Either way, i think a teen-spidey movie will suck for me. But i guess the studio is targeting a younger audience.
Kirsten was excellent in the role. I thought Tobey & her had good chemistry. The scriptwriters just didnt developed the role further than just a 'damsel-in-distress' type.

I like Emily Browning. But i guess she's too old (for a teen). Either way, i think a teen-spidey movie will suck for me. But i guess the studio is targeting a younger audience.
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3:06AM on 01/22/2010
I'm thinking of the girl who plays Liam Neeson's daughter in "Taken". This is just me but I would like to see Olivia Wilde as Black Cat/Felicia Hardy. Rightttt.
I'm thinking of the girl who plays Liam Neeson's daughter in "Taken". This is just me but I would like to see Olivia Wilde as Black Cat/Felicia Hardy. Rightttt.
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12:23AM on 01/22/2010

Hayden

I wouldn't have thought of this before today but seeing Hayden Panettiere with red hair makes me think she would do good and can still pull of the high school look.
I wouldn't have thought of this before today but seeing Hayden Panettiere with red hair makes me think she would do good and can still pull of the high school look.
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12:09AM on 01/22/2010

WOW

Im really not impressed at all about this young kiddy highschool crap. If it was college...then i would be more inclined to the idea
Im really not impressed at all about this young kiddy highschool crap. If it was college...then i would be more inclined to the idea
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11:51PM on 01/21/2010

Selena Gomez

Before you slam this little Disney starlet consider the image from the photo above, then think of Selena Gomez and give her red hair. She is a cute little hottie with a nice rack.
Before you slam this little Disney starlet consider the image from the photo above, then think of Selena Gomez and give her red hair. She is a cute little hottie with a nice rack.
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10:41PM on 01/21/2010
I truly don't care. She's there as eye candy, the real story is Spiderman. In that case, I'm revisiting last week. Did anyone say Hunter Parrish from Weeds? If not for this, I'm sure there is another tween-ish superhero role that he could fill.
I truly don't care. She's there as eye candy, the real story is Spiderman. In that case, I'm revisiting last week. Did anyone say Hunter Parrish from Weeds? If not for this, I'm sure there is another tween-ish superhero role that he could fill.
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10:32PM on 01/21/2010

Who should MJ be? Yo no se....

I should probably stay out of this because I can't really think of an actress to play MJ. I've read some of the picks and maybe I'm just too picky. Mary Jane is supposed to be beyond hot. The kind of hotness and beauty that when she walks in the room, every mans heart skips a beat and leaves them speechless. The kind of hot where when she shows up to audition for the lead role in a movie, but the casting directors think she's there for the part of girl #3 in the hot tub with bare breasts....
I should probably stay out of this because I can't really think of an actress to play MJ. I've read some of the picks and maybe I'm just too picky. Mary Jane is supposed to be beyond hot. The kind of hotness and beauty that when she walks in the room, every mans heart skips a beat and leaves them speechless. The kind of hot where when she shows up to audition for the lead role in a movie, but the casting directors think she's there for the part of girl #3 in the hot tub with bare breasts.... and you know what? Did anybody see the new trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine? That chick that hot chick that was giving Craig Robinson a sponge bath and he was crying? I don't know her name, but somebody audition her.
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9:34PM on 01/21/2010

I say

Mary Elizebeth Winstead. I like the idea of Guy Pearce as someone mentioned below also.
Mary Elizebeth Winstead. I like the idea of Guy Pearce as someone mentioned below also.
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9:05PM on 01/21/2010

At this point do any of us really care

A redhead, huh? How about Conan? Looks like he needs a job right about now... I appreciate the effort given by the others, but even though I've been saying they need to get rid of Kirstin Dunst for years (She stopped caring a long time ago and it showed). I'd be on board if they scrapped the whole thing together. Let Sam Raimi stew over the whole thing for a bit, and decide to do it all on a shoestring budget. I'd see that. At least Tobey would come back. I'm both glad and surprised Stan Lee
A redhead, huh? How about Conan? Looks like he needs a job right about now... I appreciate the effort given by the others, but even though I've been saying they need to get rid of Kirstin Dunst for years (She stopped caring a long time ago and it showed). I'd be on board if they scrapped the whole thing together. Let Sam Raimi stew over the whole thing for a bit, and decide to do it all on a shoestring budget. I'd see that. At least Tobey would come back. I'm both glad and surprised Stan Lee didn't keel over when he heard what's happening to his biggest project.
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9:02PM on 01/21/2010

At this point do any of us really care

A redhead, huh? How about Conan? Looks like he needs a job right about now... I appreciate the effort given by the others, but even though I've been saying they need to get rid of Kirstin Dunst for years (She stopped caring a long time ago and it showed). I'd be on board if they scrapped the whole thing together. Let Sam Raimi stew over the whole thing for a bit, and decide to do it all on a shoestring budget. I'd see that. At least Tobey would come back. I'm both glad and surprised Stan Lee
A redhead, huh? How about Conan? Looks like he needs a job right about now... I appreciate the effort given by the others, but even though I've been saying they need to get rid of Kirstin Dunst for years (She stopped caring a long time ago and it showed). I'd be on board if they scrapped the whole thing together. Let Sam Raimi stew over the whole thing for a bit, and decide to do it all on a shoestring budget. I'd see that. At least Tobey would come back. I'm both glad and surprised Stan Lee didn't keel over when he heard what's happening to his biggest project.
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8:42PM on 01/21/2010
They can cast whoever, Ive stopped caring
They can cast whoever, Ive stopped caring
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8:41PM on 01/21/2010

And here we go...

If only the first movie takes place in high school this would be an ideal cast:

Mary Jane Watson – Rachel Hurd-Wood (she is just a beaut)
Peter Parker – Anton Yelchin (I thought of some others but couldn’t knock him from the top)
Gwen Stacy – AnnaSophia Robb (she has that adorable, comic book girl look and I saw a movie she was in that impressed me; however, she seems too young compared to the others I cast) And Zohan you read my frickin' mind or I read your mind somewhat, having thought
If only the first movie takes place in high school this would be an ideal cast:

Mary Jane Watson – Rachel Hurd-Wood (she is just a beaut)
Peter Parker – Anton Yelchin (I thought of some others but couldn’t knock him from the top)
Gwen Stacy – AnnaSophia Robb (she has that adorable, comic book girl look and I saw a movie she was in that impressed me; however, she seems too young compared to the others I cast) And Zohan you read my frickin' mind or I read your mind somewhat, having thought of her in different roles.
Harry Osborn – Reid Ewing (this actor is full of energy and charisma)
Norm Osborn – Guy Pearce
Dr. Connors – Barry Pepper (you have to at least introduce the character and his obsession with getting his arm back)
Mrs. Connors – Carla Gugino (his wife played a big part in his motivation and should be present)
Cletus Kasady – Jamie Bell (one of New York’s worst sent to prison during the movie, perhaps Spidey could have a part in his capture)
Robbie Robertson – Phil Lamarr (this guy could offer Peter a little gig at The Daily Bugle and then after Spiderman saves him from Tombstone they become friends)
Tombstone – Michael Jai White (could have a minor part and his ties with the “Kingpin” can ready some plots for sequels where Spidey could battle some spider bots or whatever you like)
Vulture – Ed Harris (main villain, I liked that idea right when Sam Raimi mentioned it, and now that I’m trying to accept they’re taking it back to high school, picture this creepy old man preying the high schools of New York for hosts to regain his youth)
J. Jonah Jameson – John Larroquette(JK Simmons did such a good job it’s hard to see anyone else)
Aunt May – don’t know
Uncle Ben – don’t know

Well, geeesh. I feel a bit pathetic, I just spent 2 1/2 hours thinking of this, with a distractive amusement here and there. But, yeah, as much enjoyment I get out of casting I put far too much thought into this.
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8:30PM on 01/21/2010

What About..

..Isla Fisher..!?!(The red head from Hot Rod & Wedding Crashers) She even greatly resembles the M.J. in the cartoon above!!!Perfect Choice!
..Isla Fisher..!?!(The red head from Hot Rod & Wedding Crashers) She even greatly resembles the M.J. in the cartoon above!!!Perfect Choice!
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8:25PM on 01/21/2010

Oh

and for the role of uncle ben, they need to get Uncle Rico from napoleon dynamite, and he plays the same character as uncle rico.
and for the role of uncle ben, they need to get Uncle Rico from napoleon dynamite, and he plays the same character as uncle rico.
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8:24PM on 01/21/2010

hmm

megan fox. mmmmmm
megan fox. mmmmmm
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8:21PM on 01/21/2010
Jack Black

if youre gonna make the franchise suck, then make it really really SUCK!!!
Jack Black

if youre gonna make the franchise suck, then make it really really SUCK!!!
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8:41PM on 01/21/2010
Damn straight
Damn straight
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8:20PM on 01/21/2010
Emma Stone... she had nice red hair in superbad and is cute and i think can pull off the hot girl inlove with the nerd perfectly.
Emma Stone... she had nice red hair in superbad and is cute and i think can pull off the hot girl inlove with the nerd perfectly.
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8:04PM on 01/21/2010
Have they officially said that Mary Jane is going to be in it?

Because when I really think about it, it would be better to leave the character out of it or only have Peter meet her at the end of the movie as a prelude to the next installment.

She didn't first appear until amazing #42.

They'd be better off leaving her out entirely, none of this next door neighbor crap.

But I'd use Scarlett Johansson, she's only 25 and she looks exactly like the McFarlane Mary Jane, which was always
Have they officially said that Mary Jane is going to be in it?

Because when I really think about it, it would be better to leave the character out of it or only have Peter meet her at the end of the movie as a prelude to the next installment.

She didn't first appear until amazing #42.

They'd be better off leaving her out entirely, none of this next door neighbor crap.

But I'd use Scarlett Johansson, she's only 25 and she looks exactly like the McFarlane Mary Jane, which was always my favorite.

I'd make Shia LaBeouf, Peter Parker (He's only 23).

Plus they can both actually act, some of these names are laughable, looking like them isn't enough.

I'd use Mysterio as the villian, and incorporate Mary Jane as an actress and tie it all together.

In fact I would have Peter in college, not high school.....it would make the story flow smoother. You can introduce Flash and Gwen as students in his class, Connors as the teacher, it would really flow.
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7:58PM on 01/21/2010
Winstead, much though I love her, is too old for the part of a high schooler (and yes, the whole high school idea is stupid, as is doing the origin AGAIN). Fortunately Hollywood has a talented crop of teenage actresses now. Saoirse Ronan is the best of them, she's the right age and growing up to be very beautiful, but somehow I can't see it. Dakota Fanning is a wrong fit too, she seems too grown up, even though she's not 16 yet. So; AnnaSophia Robb or (and frankly this is my choice) an
Winstead, much though I love her, is too old for the part of a high schooler (and yes, the whole high school idea is stupid, as is doing the origin AGAIN). Fortunately Hollywood has a talented crop of teenage actresses now. Saoirse Ronan is the best of them, she's the right age and growing up to be very beautiful, but somehow I can't see it. Dakota Fanning is a wrong fit too, she seems too grown up, even though she's not 16 yet. So; AnnaSophia Robb or (and frankly this is my choice) an unknown.
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7:50PM on 01/21/2010
I really don't know so I should probably stay out of this one, but the best bet would probably be an unknown actress.
I really don't know so I should probably stay out of this one, but the best bet would probably be an unknown actress.
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7:49PM on 01/21/2010
Scarlett Johansen
Scarlett Johansen
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7:43PM on 01/21/2010

Probably

Kristen Stewart - Done deal
Bring in the Twilight Crew
Taylor Lautner can be Venom too
Kristen Stewart - Done deal
Bring in the Twilight Crew
Taylor Lautner can be Venom too
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7:42PM on 01/21/2010
Kari Byron.. But more seriously Winstead, Meester would be good choices. But I gotta go with Deborah Ann Woll of True Blood fame.
Kari Byron.. But more seriously Winstead, Meester would be good choices. But I gotta go with Deborah Ann Woll of True Blood fame.
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7:31PM on 01/21/2010

Kick me if you want to

Given the high school setting a compromise between Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dakota Fanning or Saorise Ronan... I give you Taylor Swift. I am basing her acting chops solely on her SNL performance, where she far exceeded my expectations.
Given the high school setting a compromise between Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dakota Fanning or Saorise Ronan... I give you Taylor Swift. I am basing her acting chops solely on her SNL performance, where she far exceeded my expectations.
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7:23PM on 01/21/2010

I think she has already been mentioned...

...But I would pick Dakota Fanning.
...But I would pick Dakota Fanning.
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7:11PM on 01/21/2010

AnnaSophia Robb

AnnaSophia Robb
she's all growns up now. get her in there with some red hair.
giggidy giggidy giggidy
AnnaSophia Robb
she's all growns up now. get her in there with some red hair.
giggidy giggidy giggidy
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7:07PM on 01/21/2010

Anna Kendrick

But I have seen that Hayden Panettiere has dyed her hair red so I have a feeling she's trying to get the part.
But I have seen that Hayden Panettiere has dyed her hair red so I have a feeling she's trying to get the part.
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6:58PM on 01/21/2010
I think making a high school Spiderman movie is dumb, but if Sony does in fact make a high school Spiderman movie, then Mary Jane has to be played by a teenager. If a 27 year old actress like Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Mary Jane, the movie will be even dumber than it already is. My vote for Mary Jane is for either Dakota Fanning, Anna Sophia Robb, or Madeline Carroll.
I think making a high school Spiderman movie is dumb, but if Sony does in fact make a high school Spiderman movie, then Mary Jane has to be played by a teenager. If a 27 year old actress like Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Mary Jane, the movie will be even dumber than it already is. My vote for Mary Jane is for either Dakota Fanning, Anna Sophia Robb, or Madeline Carroll.
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6:58PM on 01/21/2010

A little lost

I'm not the biggest Spider-man fan here, but isn't he supposed to hook up and indirectly cause the death of Gwen Stacy first?!?!?
I'm not the biggest Spider-man fan here, but isn't he supposed to hook up and indirectly cause the death of Gwen Stacy first?!?!?
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6:57PM on 01/21/2010
Amber Heard :-)
Amber Heard :-)
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6:52PM on 01/21/2010

screw high school

Kate Mara...a little old but truly the only way to go

Plus this high school BS is retarded

I'd go with the college years

and i mean come on:
drunk spider-man at a frat party would be highly entertaining
Kate Mara...a little old but truly the only way to go

Plus this high school BS is retarded

I'd go with the college years

and i mean come on:
drunk spider-man at a frat party would be highly entertaining
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6:40PM on 01/21/2010

CHER or maybe MADONNA

They do act a lot like the're 16 it's perfect!!!
They do act a lot like the're 16 it's perfect!!!
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6:24PM on 01/21/2010
its can only be Zooey Deschanel!!
its can only be Zooey Deschanel!!
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6:44PM on 01/21/2010
i agree! a 30 year old would be perfect to play a high schooler! oh wait, no she wouldn't...
i agree! a 30 year old would be perfect to play a high schooler! oh wait, no she wouldn't...
6:53PM on 01/21/2010
Like its never happened before yeehaw08? Toby Maguire born 1975 & Dunst 1982 Oh & Franco 1978. Hmm they all played highschool kids did they not?
Like its never happened before yeehaw08? Toby Maguire born 1975 & Dunst 1982 Oh & Franco 1978. Hmm they all played highschool kids did they not?
7:19PM on 01/21/2010
I didn't say it couldn't happen, I was just saying it's a very bad idea.
I didn't say it couldn't happen, I was just saying it's a very bad idea.
5:49PM on 01/21/2010

You guys beat me to it

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is my choice as well.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is my choice as well.
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5:40PM on 01/21/2010

Hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah

You chimos' choices will loo-hoose, nah nah nah nah nah nah!
You chimos' choices will loo-hoose, nah nah nah nah nah nah!
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5:26PM on 01/21/2010
Mary Elizabeth Winstead!
Mary Elizabeth Winstead!
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5:23PM on 01/21/2010

Mary Elizabeth Winstead - FTW

Too many choices way off the mark. It seems way too many of you are really jonesing for the jailbait. Any girls actually 16 can't be lusted after (legally, and often morally), and many of the picks here simply are not classically beautiful, homely, and generally not very healthy-looking.
Too many choices way off the mark. It seems way too many of you are really jonesing for the jailbait. Any girls actually 16 can't be lusted after (legally, and often morally), and many of the picks here simply are not classically beautiful, homely, and generally not very healthy-looking.
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5:21PM on 01/21/2010

Mary Elizabeth Winstead...

...Is hot. I'm going with her or Emma Stone. Really, anyone who doesn't sound like they need a nap will work for me.
...Is hot. I'm going with her or Emma Stone. Really, anyone who doesn't sound like they need a nap will work for me.
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5:17PM on 01/21/2010
Either Kate Mara or Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Either Kate Mara or Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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5:12PM on 01/21/2010
God damn it. Do we really need a 16 year old Spider-Man at this point in time?
God damn it. Do we really need a 16 year old Spider-Man at this point in time?
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5:04PM on 01/21/2010

FUCK SONY!

james franco for spiderman and the chick that played gwen stacy for mj. NO REALLY I DONT GIVE A SHIT ANYMORE. fUCK SONY ALL THE WAY UP!
james franco for spiderman and the chick that played gwen stacy for mj. NO REALLY I DONT GIVE A SHIT ANYMORE. fUCK SONY ALL THE WAY UP!
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5:02PM on 01/21/2010
Who is the red head chick from Superbad & Zombieland? Emma Stone? Her.
Who is the red head chick from Superbad & Zombieland? Emma Stone? Her.
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4:32PM on 01/21/2010
Anna Sophia Robb or Dakota Fanning. Everyone else that people are mentioning are too old to play a 16 year old.
Anna Sophia Robb or Dakota Fanning. Everyone else that people are mentioning are too old to play a 16 year old.
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4:23PM on 01/21/2010

mary jane

saoirse ronan for mary jane
saoirse ronan for mary jane
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4:22PM on 01/21/2010

mary elizabeth winstead

for the win =)
for the win =)
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4:17PM on 01/21/2010
You guys are all thinking way too old.
Dakota Fanning is my pick. At least she's actually still in highschool.

As for Peter Parker.. Freddie Higmore. Kid's like 18 now.
You guys are all thinking way too old.
Dakota Fanning is my pick. At least she's actually still in highschool.

As for Peter Parker.. Freddie Higmore. Kid's like 18 now.
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4:13PM on 01/21/2010

few could work

mary elizabeth winstead is a good one... I also like emma watson, emma stone and even the chick from taken- maggie grace. and alison lohman too...Oh and anna kendrick could pull it off too!
mary elizabeth winstead is a good one... I also like emma watson, emma stone and even the chick from taken- maggie grace. and alison lohman too...Oh and anna kendrick could pull it off too!
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4:13PM on 01/21/2010

Several Choices

I like Kirsten Dunst but she definitely phoned in her role in Spider-Man 3. That's when I was ready for a new MJ. I have several choices for the rebooted role. They may not make sense to some of you while others may agree but these are my picks.

1. Emily Browning
2. Amanda Seyfried
3. Emily de Ravin
4. Mary Elizabeth Winstead
5. Ashley Greene
I like Kirsten Dunst but she definitely phoned in her role in Spider-Man 3. That's when I was ready for a new MJ. I have several choices for the rebooted role. They may not make sense to some of you while others may agree but these are my picks.

1. Emily Browning
2. Amanda Seyfried
3. Emily de Ravin
4. Mary Elizabeth Winstead
5. Ashley Greene
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4:06PM on 01/21/2010
Rachel Nichols!!!
Rachel Nichols!!!
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4:13PM on 01/21/2010
YES! HER TOO!
YES! HER TOO!
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3:41PM on 01/21/2010

Lily Cole

I'm still saying Lily Cole. Not only can she act, but she's a redhead, AND she's a model. Kind of like MJ.
I'm still saying Lily Cole. Not only can she act, but she's a redhead, AND she's a model. Kind of like MJ.
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3:40PM on 01/21/2010

EMMA STONE wud b PERFECT!

but I can also c EVAN RACHEL WOOD in the role or an unknown?
but I can also c EVAN RACHEL WOOD in the role or an unknown?
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3:32PM on 01/21/2010
they should steer away from the girl next door mj and go back to the original mj. party girl/part time high school student/fashion model actress/ total tease and way beyond parkers league.
they should steer away from the girl next door mj and go back to the original mj. party girl/part time high school student/fashion model actress/ total tease and way beyond parkers league.
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3:26PM on 01/21/2010
Alicia Witt.
Alicia Witt.
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3:18PM on 01/21/2010
Emma Stone or Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Emma Stone or Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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3:09PM on 01/21/2010
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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3:08PM on 01/21/2010

I don't know, how about...

Kate Mara or Alexis Bledel
Kate Mara or Alexis Bledel
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3:08PM on 01/21/2010

How about...

Emma Watson. After finishing the Harry Potter series she will need something to keep her from being "Hermione" forever, how about "Mary Jane"... just a hair dye away.
Emma Watson. After finishing the Harry Potter series she will need something to keep her from being "Hermione" forever, how about "Mary Jane"... just a hair dye away.
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3:00PM on 01/21/2010

Go for...

Anna Kendrick- great in Up In The Air, and as people said, she's got a good girl-next-door vibe.
Anna Kendrick- great in Up In The Air, and as people said, she's got a good girl-next-door vibe.
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2:40PM on 01/21/2010

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Never heard of her before this, so I have never seen her in anything, but Mary Elizabeth Winstead sure looks the part to me.
Never heard of her before this, so I have never seen her in anything, but Mary Elizabeth Winstead sure looks the part to me.
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8:05PM on 01/21/2010
Aint seen Death Proof by Tarantino bro? She is the cheerleader who gets left behind!
Aint seen Death Proof by Tarantino bro? She is the cheerleader who gets left behind!
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2:34PM on 01/21/2010
If they're really going with the High School thing, then I'd have to say AnnaSophia Robb. A lot of people are saying Danielle Panabaker, but she's 26 years old, and that makes her too old to play a teenager. AnnaSophia Robb is my choice.
If they're really going with the High School thing, then I'd have to say AnnaSophia Robb. A lot of people are saying Danielle Panabaker, but she's 26 years old, and that makes her too old to play a teenager. AnnaSophia Robb is my choice.
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2:05PM on 01/21/2010
Rachel Hurd-Wood
Rachel Hurd-Wood
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1:44PM on 01/21/2010

no brainer

Ellen DeGeneres for Peter Parker and Carrot Top for MJ!! 'nuff said.
Ellen DeGeneres for Peter Parker and Carrot Top for MJ!! 'nuff said.
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1:40PM on 01/21/2010

Emma Stone

A Mary Jane with some sass would be nice, not a weak, damsel in distress
A Mary Jane with some sass would be nice, not a weak, damsel in distress
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1:34PM on 01/21/2010
Danielle Panabaker
Danielle Panabaker
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1:20PM on 01/21/2010
Tough call considering the Ultimate direction they're going for but I'll say Emma Stone too just for the heck of it.
Tough call considering the Ultimate direction they're going for but I'll say Emma Stone too just for the heck of it.
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1:15PM on 01/21/2010

Dunst was great, but...

I'm in the minority, but I thought Dunst was perfectly cast in the first movie. BUT, poorly developped to be, in fact, annoying. So, like Clooney as Batman, a missed opportunity at getting it right. For her replacement... no one comes to mind for that age groupe, but if it didn't matter i guess I agree with those that mention Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
I'm in the minority, but I thought Dunst was perfectly cast in the first movie. BUT, poorly developped to be, in fact, annoying. So, like Clooney as Batman, a missed opportunity at getting it right. For her replacement... no one comes to mind for that age groupe, but if it didn't matter i guess I agree with those that mention Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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1:15PM on 01/21/2010

does it matter?

more focus on teen angst and less on super-villains is the plan right? lets try that. comic fans MAY go for it, but John Q. Public wont.
more focus on teen angst and less on super-villains is the plan right? lets try that. comic fans MAY go for it, but John Q. Public wont.
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1:07PM on 01/21/2010
Rachel Hurd-Wood. Yowza, she got hot! Google her if you don't believe me.
Rachel Hurd-Wood. Yowza, she got hot! Google her if you don't believe me.
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1:06PM on 01/21/2010
Anna Kendrick. She's got a perfect balance of hotness but with a down to earth look that very much has that "girl next door"vibe.
Anna Kendrick. She's got a perfect balance of hotness but with a down to earth look that very much has that "girl next door"vibe.
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1:04PM on 01/21/2010

Who cares?

It was cool they finally found a way to bring Spidey to life a decade ago. Imagine if they had decide to do this now that Avatar came out with the CGI. The first I was pleasantly surprised and the second was a little better. The third ruined it for me. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and since Spidey is my least favorite superhero this side of Superman I hope it totally tanks! Yea, H.S. Musical meets Spideman. Have fun to hair brained, pot-headed, teeny boppers. Also big props to the
It was cool they finally found a way to bring Spidey to life a decade ago. Imagine if they had decide to do this now that Avatar came out with the CGI. The first I was pleasantly surprised and the second was a little better. The third ruined it for me. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and since Spidey is my least favorite superhero this side of Superman I hope it totally tanks! Yea, H.S. Musical meets Spideman. Have fun to hair brained, pot-headed, teeny boppers. Also big props to the continued damnation of everything that is sacred....yes I'm lookin' at you Hollywood!
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1:01PM on 01/21/2010
danielle panabaker

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danielle panabaker

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1:02PM on 01/21/2010
so awesome it was posted twice fml
so awesome it was posted twice fml
12:58PM on 01/21/2010
danielle panabaker

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danielle panabaker

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12:57PM on 01/21/2010
Robert Pattinson as Spiderman and of course Kristen Stewart as Mary Jane.
Who else could it be? $$$
Robert Pattinson as Spiderman and of course Kristen Stewart as Mary Jane.
Who else could it be? $$$
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12:55PM on 01/21/2010
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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12:45PM on 01/21/2010

Hmmm...

I love Emma Stone, but I'm not sure how seriously I could take her... I love Mary Elizabeth Winstead or Evan Rachel Wood in the part though.
I love Emma Stone, but I'm not sure how seriously I could take her... I love Mary Elizabeth Winstead or Evan Rachel Wood in the part though.
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12:42PM on 01/21/2010

Don't need a reboot, but still:

Known actresses - Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Hell, I'd cast her in just about anything.

Unknown, maybe not even an actress - Kari Sweets (intarweb "model") - she's just... perfect in every way.
Known actresses - Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Hell, I'd cast her in just about anything.

Unknown, maybe not even an actress - Kari Sweets (intarweb "model") - she's just... perfect in every way.
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12:38PM on 01/21/2010
Emma Stone
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Emma Stone
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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12:37PM on 01/21/2010
Extra tidbit: Spider-Man is set to be released in 2012. Spidey 3 was released in 2007. Thats 5 years for ya.
Extra tidbit: Spider-Man is set to be released in 2012. Spidey 3 was released in 2007. Thats 5 years for ya.
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12:33PM on 01/21/2010
Emma Stone or Felicia Day (I love the Guild)

I also think Whedon should direct.
Emma Stone or Felicia Day (I love the Guild)

I also think Whedon should direct.
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12:31PM on 01/21/2010
mary elizabeth winstead! emma stone isn't a bad choice either. a hottie unknown would be nice, too. knowing hollywood though, they'll probably go with miley cyrus or some shit...
mary elizabeth winstead! emma stone isn't a bad choice either. a hottie unknown would be nice, too. knowing hollywood though, they'll probably go with miley cyrus or some shit...
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12:25PM on 01/21/2010

Try this:

Felicia Day for MaryJane!
Felicia Day for MaryJane!
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12:23PM on 01/21/2010
Seriously though, if they don't go all romcom and actually take a Spidey movie seriously, Lily Cole.
Seriously though, if they don't go all romcom and actually take a Spidey movie seriously, Lily Cole.
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12:21PM on 01/21/2010
At this point, after reading the direction they want to go in...Amy Winehouse.
At this point, after reading the direction they want to go in...Amy Winehouse.
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12:20PM on 01/21/2010
Emma Stone could pass as a high schooler but I'd also prefer a younger more unknown actress.
Emma Stone could pass as a high schooler but I'd also prefer a younger more unknown actress.
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12:17PM on 01/21/2010
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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12:12PM on 01/21/2010
Younger = Saoirse Ronan
Older = Evan Rachel Wood
Younger = Saoirse Ronan
Older = Evan Rachel Wood
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12:11PM on 01/21/2010
Emma Stone.
Emma Stone.
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12:11PM on 01/21/2010
Rachel Hurd Wood. Possibly Emma Stone but that's wishful thinking.
Rachel Hurd Wood. Possibly Emma Stone but that's wishful thinking.
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12:08PM on 01/21/2010

Mary Jane

Would Isabel Lucas be too hot to play Mary Jane?
Would Isabel Lucas be too hot to play Mary Jane?
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12:12PM on 01/21/2010
Not exactly your "girl next door".
Not exactly your "girl next door".
12:43PM on 01/21/2010
I dont think 'Too Hot' is something to even consider for this...
I dont think 'Too Hot' is something to even consider for this...
12:43PM on 01/21/2010
I'm sure she can pull it off. Check out this [link]link[/url]
I'm sure she can pull it off. Check out this [link]link[/url]
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12:07PM on 01/21/2010
There's two actresses I have in mind for Mary Jane: Emily Blunt or Evan Rachel Wood. Bryce Dallas Howard would make for a great MJ as well, but unfortunately, Sam Raimi used her in SPIDER-MAN 3.
There's two actresses I have in mind for Mary Jane: Emily Blunt or Evan Rachel Wood. Bryce Dallas Howard would make for a great MJ as well, but unfortunately, Sam Raimi used her in SPIDER-MAN 3.
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