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Hilary Duff in contention for Mary Jane in Spider-Man reboot?

09.07.2010

Take this info how you will, but tucked away in an interview in Canada's The Globe and Mail with NHL player Mike Comrie, is this little tidbit concerning his girlfriend, Hillary Duff.

Although tastefully furnished (Comrie says he's unsure if anything is from The Brick), it is relatively humble by Beverly Hills standards. The kitchen contains evidence of their professional lives – his daily diet is posted on the fridge (from a bacon cheddar burrito for breakfast to five pigs-in-a-blanket as a nighttime snack) and a script marked “Spiderman” sits on the table, with lines for a character simply called “girl” highlighted in yellow (rumours swirl about who Spidey's love interest will be in the series' next installment.)

Well, I can't really see this meaning anything other than Hilary Duff at least being in the running for the part of Mary Jane, as I doubt Gwen Stacy is showing up in the new version already.

I've always liked Duff, as she would seem to be one of the only Disney girls who hasn't gone explicity "bad" in recent years. But is she really up for the task here? This would be her most prominent film role to date, and her current portfolio is mainly full of stuff like CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, THE PERFECT MAN, MATERIAL GIRLS, A CINDERELLA STORY and a whole host of other movies you'd expect Hilary Duff to be in.

Director Marc Webb showed he's got smarts by casting Andrew Garfield, a very talented kid as Peter Parker, but is Duff the same quality? Or has she just been needing a breakout role all these years?

Clearly this might not pan out at all, and I'm sure there are a bunch of other actresses in the running, but it's an interesting thought nonetheless. As is picturing Duff as a redhead. Meow!

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2:51PM on 09/08/2010
isn't she like 30?
isn't she like 30?
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11:50AM on 09/09/2010
23, according to IMDb.
23, according to IMDb.
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8:36AM on 09/08/2010

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Right on.
Right on.
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7:13AM on 09/08/2010
Let's just cast Justin Beiber as Flash Thompson whilst we're at it.
CUNTS.
Diarrhea> This moive.
Let's just cast Justin Beiber as Flash Thompson whilst we're at it.
CUNTS.
Diarrhea> This moive.
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1:17AM on 09/08/2010
Maybe have Duff as a backround Gwen Stacy character and then maybe work her up to a main character...
Maybe have Duff as a backround Gwen Stacy character and then maybe work her up to a main character...
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12:48AM on 09/08/2010
Anything.. and I mean ANYTHING will be better then Kirsten Dunst's stupid fucking acting.
Anything.. and I mean ANYTHING will be better then Kirsten Dunst's stupid fucking acting.
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12:28AM on 09/08/2010

COULD BE WORSE ...

... they could get Miley Cirus ....
... they could get Miley Cirus ....
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11:38PM on 09/07/2010

I'll take Duff

Over Dunst any day. Bunch of hating cry babies on here, jesus.
Over Dunst any day. Bunch of hating cry babies on here, jesus.
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11:34PM on 09/07/2010
please no
please no
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10:24PM on 09/07/2010
Why is it unlikely that Gwen Stacy would not being showing up this early? Why would Mary Jane be more likely to be before Gwen Stacy?
Why is it unlikely that Gwen Stacy would not being showing up this early? Why would Mary Jane be more likely to be before Gwen Stacy?
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9:34PM on 09/07/2010
This remake is a bad idea from the start. I usually like superheroes movie but I hope this one will fail.
This remake is a bad idea from the start. I usually like superheroes movie but I hope this one will fail.
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9:11PM on 09/07/2010
Sorry I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Sorry I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
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8:36PM on 09/07/2010
I'm already planning on boycotting any movie based on Marvel characters that is not made by Marvel Studios. If they pick Hillary Duff to be involved to further the crappiness of an already crappy movie, I might actually picket the theater.
I'm already planning on boycotting any movie based on Marvel characters that is not made by Marvel Studios. If they pick Hillary Duff to be involved to further the crappiness of an already crappy movie, I might actually picket the theater.
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7:15AM on 09/08/2010
Damn right.
Damn right.
8:32PM on 09/07/2010

To quote Emo Vader

Nooooooooo!
Nooooooooo!
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8:24PM on 09/07/2010
If comic book movie fate can stop George Miller's shitty JLA from getting made why can't it stop this movie too? I hate to say this but I'd be willing to live through another writers strike so neither this, X-Men First Class or The Avengers ever get made.
If comic book movie fate can stop George Miller's shitty JLA from getting made why can't it stop this movie too? I hate to say this but I'd be willing to live through another writers strike so neither this, X-Men First Class or The Avengers ever get made.
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8:18PM on 09/07/2010
u.g.h.
u.g.h.
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7:49PM on 09/07/2010

Who thinks this is a good idea anyway?

First off, I don't want a "Spiderman" reboot, just as I don't want my left leg amputated either. They seemed deterimined to make it happen, I would just hope they would go w/a no name just like Cameron Diaz was when she won the lead role opposite Jim Carrey in "The Mask." It would be nice to infuse some new, unknown blood. I would be shocked if she gets it & even more shocked if she can pull it off.
First off, I don't want a "Spiderman" reboot, just as I don't want my left leg amputated either. They seemed deterimined to make it happen, I would just hope they would go w/a no name just like Cameron Diaz was when she won the lead role opposite Jim Carrey in "The Mask." It would be nice to infuse some new, unknown blood. I would be shocked if she gets it & even more shocked if she can pull it off.
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6:23PM on 09/07/2010
The only problem with calling Andrew Garfield a kid is...HE'S NOT A FREAKIN' KID!!!

As for Duff, sure this is the flimsiest of news to be sure, but, and this has nothing to do with Spidey, she was pretty hot and against-type in "War Inc."
The only problem with calling Andrew Garfield a kid is...HE'S NOT A FREAKIN' KID!!!

As for Duff, sure this is the flimsiest of news to be sure, but, and this has nothing to do with Spidey, she was pretty hot and against-type in "War Inc."
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5:36PM on 09/07/2010
Since Spidey is going to be a 30 year old high schooler, isn't she a bit young?
Since Spidey is going to be a 30 year old high schooler, isn't she a bit young?
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5:32PM on 09/07/2010

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why don't they just take spiderman out to really distance this film from any of the other 3
why don't they just take spiderman out to really distance this film from any of the other 3
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5:31PM on 09/07/2010

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i thought they weren't doing mary jane in this movie to distance it from the other spidermans (though I think that is a pretty stupid fn idea too)
i thought they weren't doing mary jane in this movie to distance it from the other spidermans (though I think that is a pretty stupid fn idea too)
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5:09PM on 09/07/2010
Another reason why this movie will suck ass.
Another reason why this movie will suck ass.
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4:57PM on 09/07/2010
EW NO. Please stop telling her she can act hollywood.
Emma Stone for MJ and Dianna Argon for Gwen Stacy.
EW NO. Please stop telling her she can act hollywood.
Emma Stone for MJ and Dianna Argon for Gwen Stacy.
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4:38PM on 09/07/2010
Who ever said it first wins. I want Gwen Stacey. You never saw MJ in the comics till way later. She was always hidden behind something. Gwen Stacey should be brought in here. Besdies shes a sweetheart.
Who ever said it first wins. I want Gwen Stacey. You never saw MJ in the comics till way later. She was always hidden behind something. Gwen Stacey should be brought in here. Besdies shes a sweetheart.
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4:28PM on 09/07/2010
I may be one of the few who are against this movie being made, it's just too soon for a reboot. So I hope they pick Hilary Duff, then others will hate this movie as much as I do now.
I may be one of the few who are against this movie being made, it's just too soon for a reboot. So I hope they pick Hilary Duff, then others will hate this movie as much as I do now.
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9:44PM on 09/07/2010
That's awesome, I read your comment thinking it was positive for the movie. Glad you're not crazy.
That's awesome, I read your comment thinking it was positive for the movie. Glad you're not crazy.
8:38PM on 09/08/2010
lol... you're funny.
lol... you're funny.
4:14PM on 09/07/2010
She probably could pull it off (why the hell would it be a difficult role?)
But she doesnt interest me
She probably could pull it off (why the hell would it be a difficult role?)
But she doesnt interest me
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4:08PM on 09/07/2010

meh

Emma Stone FTW!
Emma Stone FTW!
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4:04PM on 09/07/2010
They'd be stupid to make MJ the love interest--at least immediately. It would be too much retreading. Hillary Duff isn't a terrible actress, so I'm not worried. Lord only knows the things they are doing to make this reboot...
They'd be stupid to make MJ the love interest--at least immediately. It would be too much retreading. Hillary Duff isn't a terrible actress, so I'm not worried. Lord only knows the things they are doing to make this reboot...
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4:03PM on 09/07/2010

Wanna waste several million dollars? Rusty's got some ideas...

As much as I hated Kirsten Dunst (for her comments on how she disliked the role that both PAID HER BIG MONEY and gave her work), Hilary F-ing Duff?!

GO down to the Gap, Hot Topic, or Old Navy RIGHT NOW and I bet you $5 and my left nut you can find a better actress to spearhead a franchise this important.

But hey, screw up the last successful set of movies and I should expect a good choice in casting here?

Is Justin Beiber playing Peter Parker? Tell me now, I need time to conjure up
As much as I hated Kirsten Dunst (for her comments on how she disliked the role that both PAID HER BIG MONEY and gave her work), Hilary F-ing Duff?!

GO down to the Gap, Hot Topic, or Old Navy RIGHT NOW and I bet you $5 and my left nut you can find a better actress to spearhead a franchise this important.

But hey, screw up the last successful set of movies and I should expect a good choice in casting here?

Is Justin Beiber playing Peter Parker? Tell me now, I need time to conjure up enough bile to douse the front doors of Sony Pictures.

Cut it out!
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3:52PM on 09/07/2010
The fact that people are entertaining the thought of actually supporting this tripe makes me sick.

The fact that people are entertaining the thought of actually supporting this tripe makes me sick.

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3:43PM on 09/07/2010

Stacy came first

I am not sure why this hasn't been brought up yet (or maybe I missed it), but Mary Jane was just a name for a while in the comic book. Spidy's first love interest was Gwen Stacy. It makes more sense, if they go by the comic book continuity, to have Stacy in the the first reboot movie.
I am not sure why this hasn't been brought up yet (or maybe I missed it), but Mary Jane was just a name for a while in the comic book. Spidy's first love interest was Gwen Stacy. It makes more sense, if they go by the comic book continuity, to have Stacy in the the first reboot movie.
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5:01PM on 09/07/2010
No, Spidey's first love interest was Betty Brant when he started working for the Bugle.
No, Spidey's first love interest was Betty Brant when he started working for the Bugle.
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3:38PM on 09/07/2010
yeah, MJ isnt going to be in the reboot, it must be Gwen or Felicia Hardy or something.
yeah, MJ isnt going to be in the reboot, it must be Gwen or Felicia Hardy or something.
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3:32PM on 09/07/2010

UHHH

pretty sure they already said that MaryJane isn't going to be the love interest in the reboot.
pretty sure they already said that MaryJane isn't going to be the love interest in the reboot.
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3:32PM on 09/07/2010
I thought Rooney Mara was way off but...wow. But at least they'll have that big musical number on lockdown...sort of.
I thought Rooney Mara was way off but...wow. But at least they'll have that big musical number on lockdown...sort of.
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3:19PM on 09/07/2010

Wow

I didn't think it was possible to get a worse MJ than Dunst, but it sure looks like they are trying!

Isn't MJ supposed to look like a supermodel and have all the confidence and charisma that young Peter Parker lacks? Why can't they cast someone who makes Garfield look like a geek by comparison? I'd much rather see Ashley Green, Amber Heard, Jessica Lowndes or Kate Mara as Mary Jane.
I didn't think it was possible to get a worse MJ than Dunst, but it sure looks like they are trying!

Isn't MJ supposed to look like a supermodel and have all the confidence and charisma that young Peter Parker lacks? Why can't they cast someone who makes Garfield look like a geek by comparison? I'd much rather see Ashley Green, Amber Heard, Jessica Lowndes or Kate Mara as Mary Jane.
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3:17PM on 09/07/2010
I'm sure they sent a shitload of scripts to every actress who even remotely fit the description
I'm sure they sent a shitload of scripts to every actress who even remotely fit the description
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3:16PM on 09/07/2010
Further solidifying my disinterest in the reboot ...
Further solidifying my disinterest in the reboot ...
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2:56PM on 09/07/2010
Yeah, Emma Stone would be the obvious candidate. She's very sultry and unique while being sexy.
Yeah, Emma Stone would be the obvious candidate. She's very sultry and unique while being sexy.
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2:41PM on 09/07/2010

I'm with Paul...

Emma Stone all the way!
Emma Stone all the way!
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2:35PM on 09/07/2010
She won't be a lead, probably just an annoying high school girl peter has to deal with.
She won't be a lead, probably just an annoying high school girl peter has to deal with.
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2:34PM on 09/07/2010

you know what

I'm down for hilary duff, if she played mary jane i dont think i will be bothered at all, she's talented, isnt currupted at all by hollywood, so why not? erm, as long as she doesnt do that annoying moan and have that "it's sooo not fair" attitude she seems to do a lot with her previous roles
I'm down for hilary duff, if she played mary jane i dont think i will be bothered at all, she's talented, isnt currupted at all by hollywood, so why not? erm, as long as she doesnt do that annoying moan and have that "it's sooo not fair" attitude she seems to do a lot with her previous roles
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2:30PM on 09/07/2010

Don't have a problem with this at all..

She can act when she wants to and would make a great MJ, bring it on.
She can act when she wants to and would make a great MJ, bring it on.
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