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Surprise! Emma Stone cast in Spider-Man as Gwen Stacy, not Mary Jane

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Color me a little shocked...

After all this hype of Emma Stone possibly getting cast as Mary Jane in Marc Webb's SPIDER-MAN turns out she's going blonde.

According to the press release, Stone will star opposite Andrew Garfield in the lead role as Gwen Stacy. Is anyone else here slightly shocked? So why choose Stone for Stacy instead of MJ? Webb gave this statement, 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.

Yep, for those of you who didn't already know Stone will get to return to her roots.

Some have been saying that Stone is actually a better fit as the first love of Peter Parker's life. Stacy was more of a match for Parker. They met at college and it turns out the little blonde minx is a science major. There's just as much history and heartache between these two that will be interesting to explore.

Casting Stone was easy due to her history with Sony. Matt Tolmach, co-chair of the studio said this on the actress, Its been an incredible journey for us to watch Emmas star rise as an actress. She is extraordinarily talented and has a very special on-screen spark that is perfect for this role. Given her history with the studio, casting her in one of our most important franchises is a real thrill.

Looks like MJ is getting the backseat treatment...

Best picture I can find of Stone as a semi-blonde.

Extra Tidbit: But MJ will show up, so who is going to play her?
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11:41AM on 10/07/2010

So...

Are they gonna go the Spiderman 3 way yet again and cast a red head to play a blonde and a blonde to play a red head?
Are they gonna go the Spiderman 3 way yet again and cast a red head to play a blonde and a blonde to play a red head?
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11:19PM on 10/06/2010

There's just no need for this movie

the hulk was rebooted because the relaunch bombed. the last spiderman did very well, there's no need to reboot the franchise. It doesn't make sense. BOYCOTT!!
the hulk was rebooted because the relaunch bombed. the last spiderman did very well, there's no need to reboot the franchise. It doesn't make sense. BOYCOTT!!
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6:40PM on 10/06/2010
Boycott Marvel movies not made by Marvel Studios. This just makes my point for me. Eventually they will cast an actual red-head for Mary Jane and an actual blond for Gwen. Then, when Marvel is making the movie, I will love Spider-Man again.
Boycott Marvel movies not made by Marvel Studios. This just makes my point for me. Eventually they will cast an actual red-head for Mary Jane and an actual blond for Gwen. Then, when Marvel is making the movie, I will love Spider-Man again.
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1:54PM on 10/06/2010

Redder is better

Talk about pulling a Lakers move and droppin' the ball. Casting this sexy lady as a blonde Stacey is wrong. MJ would have been better. Stone rocks (no pun intended)
Talk about pulling a Lakers move and droppin' the ball. Casting this sexy lady as a blonde Stacey is wrong. MJ would have been better. Stone rocks (no pun intended)
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12:36PM on 10/06/2010

I Feel Better Now...

As long as she isn't being cast as the hotness that is Mary Jane, I give 'em kudos. This sounds more interesting now. Now, PLEASE find someone super hot and redhead who can play MJ.
As long as she isn't being cast as the hotness that is Mary Jane, I give 'em kudos. This sounds more interesting now. Now, PLEASE find someone super hot and redhead who can play MJ.
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12:33PM on 10/06/2010
Wrong- wow Hollywood, is there anything you can't do wrong?
Wrong- wow Hollywood, is there anything you can't do wrong?
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12:28PM on 10/06/2010
Deborah Ann Woll for MJ!!
Deborah Ann Woll for MJ!!
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6:01PM on 10/06/2010
fucking epic choice
fucking epic choice
11:46AM on 10/06/2010
hmm, I'm actually okay with this. huh.
hmm, I'm actually okay with this. huh.
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10:32AM on 10/06/2010

interesting

SO they are bringing it back to highschool days ala Ultimate Spider Man but not staying to how thing unfold there.

It would be cool if they actaully form the ol' gang from the comcis of Peter, Gwen, Harry, MJ, Flash and then later on Lizz Allen.
SO they are bringing it back to highschool days ala Ultimate Spider Man but not staying to how thing unfold there.

It would be cool if they actaully form the ol' gang from the comcis of Peter, Gwen, Harry, MJ, Flash and then later on Lizz Allen.
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8:34AM on 10/06/2010
She'll bring some personality to the movie, which is always welcomed. However, I'm still not sold on the idea of the movie.
She'll bring some personality to the movie, which is always welcomed. However, I'm still not sold on the idea of the movie.
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7:15AM on 10/06/2010
She's a good actress but this whole project can still take a shit and die.
She's a good actress but this whole project can still take a shit and die.
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7:04AM on 10/06/2010

the only comic movie she should have been cast in......

is x-men because she is definately a mutant
is x-men because she is definately a mutant
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7:04AM on 10/06/2010

There will be no MJ!!!

Yaay, wasn't Peter in love with Gwen before MJ anyways?? Maybe they won't fuck this up after all. And I just saw Andrew Garfield in Red Riding 1978 and he was amazing.
Yaay, wasn't Peter in love with Gwen before MJ anyways?? Maybe they won't fuck this up after all. And I just saw Andrew Garfield in Red Riding 1978 and he was amazing.
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6:57AM on 10/06/2010
I was hoping Emma would get the MJ role before they even started talking about her, but I'm okay with her playing Gwen. Nice to see that they may actually try and stick close to the comics with Gwen being the main love interest.
I was hoping Emma would get the MJ role before they even started talking about her, but I'm okay with her playing Gwen. Nice to see that they may actually try and stick close to the comics with Gwen being the main love interest.
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3:19AM on 10/06/2010
That's, uhh, a bit out of left field. At least Stone is in the movie. But who's gonna be MJ??
That's, uhh, a bit out of left field. At least Stone is in the movie. But who's gonna be MJ??
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1:54AM on 10/06/2010

Movie

DIdn't they just make this Spiderman movie w/ Tobey Mcquire already? WTH
DIdn't they just make this Spiderman movie w/ Tobey Mcquire already? WTH
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1:52AM on 10/06/2010
I want whatever drugs Sony is smoking....to not cast Emma Stone as MJ is fuckin; retarded. Although as much as I LOVED Social Network, I have doubts for Andrew Garfield. He was great in SN, but picturing action, he comes off Hayden Christian-ey.....
I want whatever drugs Sony is smoking....to not cast Emma Stone as MJ is fuckin; retarded. Although as much as I LOVED Social Network, I have doubts for Andrew Garfield. He was great in SN, but picturing action, he comes off Hayden Christian-ey.....
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1:53AM on 10/06/2010
Just sayin'
Just sayin'
11:39PM on 10/05/2010
As long as they dont keep with their droopy eyed,bored actress tradition (Kirsten Dunst..heh hem) and make Kristen Stewart MJ...Im sure theyll do a fine job casting. Theyre both terrible.
As long as they dont keep with their droopy eyed,bored actress tradition (Kirsten Dunst..heh hem) and make Kristen Stewart MJ...Im sure theyll do a fine job casting. Theyre both terrible.
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11:28PM on 10/05/2010

SO THEY CAST A BLONDE TO PLAY MJ IN THE OTHER SERIES...

and a redhead to play Gwen in this one. I'll believe Stone is a natural blonde when I see it. Could this be a metaphor for how bassakwards SONY's approach to these movies has been so far? I'm hoping this reboot turns out well but I'll remain skeptical untill I finally see it for myself.
and a redhead to play Gwen in this one. I'll believe Stone is a natural blonde when I see it. Could this be a metaphor for how bassakwards SONY's approach to these movies has been so far? I'm hoping this reboot turns out well but I'll remain skeptical untill I finally see it for myself.
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11:32PM on 10/05/2010
they already cast a redhead as Gwen Stacy in Spiderman 3. Bryce Dallas Howard is a natural ginger.
they already cast a redhead as Gwen Stacy in Spiderman 3. Bryce Dallas Howard is a natural ginger.
12:02AM on 10/06/2010
Oh yeah, my brain keeps trying to erase the memory of Spider-Man 3 for some reason but I can't remember why.
Oh yeah, my brain keeps trying to erase the memory of Spider-Man 3 for some reason but I can't remember why.
11:21PM on 10/05/2010

Liking the look of 2012!

Underworld 4, Clash Of The Titans 2, The Avengers, John Carter Of Mars, Men In Black 3,
J.J. Abrams Star Trek 2, Spider-Man Reboot, Chris Nolan's Batman 3, Zack Snyder's Superman & (hopefully) The Hobbit pt.1.

Damn! 2012 is a great year to be a fanboy!!!
Underworld 4, Clash Of The Titans 2, The Avengers, John Carter Of Mars, Men In Black 3,
J.J. Abrams Star Trek 2, Spider-Man Reboot, Chris Nolan's Batman 3, Zack Snyder's Superman & (hopefully) The Hobbit pt.1.

Damn! 2012 is a great year to be a fanboy!!!
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1:50AM on 10/06/2010
2 of these films will make it, Nolan's Batman 3 and Snyder's Superman, everything won't make it, be delayed, or be shit....John Carter of Mars will be great, but I see it being delayed...
2 of these films will make it, Nolan's Batman 3 and Snyder's Superman, everything won't make it, be delayed, or be shit....John Carter of Mars will be great, but I see it being delayed...
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10:51PM on 10/05/2010

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I called this! I knew she was a better fit for Gwen than MJ. Great choice by Webb...What makes her a good Mary Jane, her red hair?!? ha ha ha
I called this! I knew she was a better fit for Gwen than MJ. Great choice by Webb...What makes her a good Mary Jane, her red hair?!? ha ha ha
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10:25PM on 10/05/2010

hmmmm

she's got spunk plus I've liked her in everything I've seen her in thus far. I'm down.
she's got spunk plus I've liked her in everything I've seen her in thus far. I'm down.
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9:55PM on 10/05/2010

Sooooooo...

Does Stone know (or has anyone told her) that her character is destined to be thrown off a bridge by Green Goblin?

Whatever, I'm going to reserve judgement on this redo until I see a trailer at least. But I'm not looking forward to another heavy-handed iteration of the Spidey origin..
Does Stone know (or has anyone told her) that her character is destined to be thrown off a bridge by Green Goblin?

Whatever, I'm going to reserve judgement on this redo until I see a trailer at least. But I'm not looking forward to another heavy-handed iteration of the Spidey origin..
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9:54PM on 10/05/2010

well...

so much for my "they are doing Ultimate Spiderman" theory, would have been the appropriate time to make one tbh...if they are i srsly can't see her playing the chick no one would fuck with (in the Ultimate comic she's the not so sweet heart, instead, the wrong side of the tracks kind of girl)
so much for my "they are doing Ultimate Spiderman" theory, would have been the appropriate time to make one tbh...if they are i srsly can't see her playing the chick no one would fuck with (in the Ultimate comic she's the not so sweet heart, instead, the wrong side of the tracks kind of girl)
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11:32AM on 10/06/2010
Gwens one of those rebel hate everyone teens in Ultimate spiderman.. she was around, i think , 30 issues or so before carnage killed her.
Gwens one of those rebel hate everyone teens in Ultimate spiderman.. she was around, i think , 30 issues or so before carnage killed her.
9:38PM on 10/05/2010
hahahaha .. Oh so many schmoes were praising the movie gods on what a perfect casting choice this girl is as MJ. This movie is going to be a emo teen cry fest. This whole movie is fucking garbage, they are disgracing Spiderman by doing this. His origin has been done already, in the comic universe Parker is an adult now, who is conifdent in who he is and has honed his skills as Spidey, thats what I want to see, not this teen bullshit. This movie can get fucked!
hahahaha .. Oh so many schmoes were praising the movie gods on what a perfect casting choice this girl is as MJ. This movie is going to be a emo teen cry fest. This whole movie is fucking garbage, they are disgracing Spiderman by doing this. His origin has been done already, in the comic universe Parker is an adult now, who is conifdent in who he is and has honed his skills as Spidey, thats what I want to see, not this teen bullshit. This movie can get fucked!
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9:15PM on 10/05/2010
Better fit than MJ but still not great.
Better fit than MJ but still not great.
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9:11PM on 10/05/2010
What a sucker punch. She was perfect for the MJ role, and I think it would have been a very interesting change up and a new type of role for her. This is not cool. Now I'm wondering who will be MJ.
What a sucker punch. She was perfect for the MJ role, and I think it would have been a very interesting change up and a new type of role for her. This is not cool. Now I'm wondering who will be MJ.
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9:05PM on 10/05/2010

Oh, no

"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."

This sounds really really extremely GAY! in the homo gay way and the bad gay way. It sounds like Spiderman meets Twilight with that quote. Couldnt they just let this go? The worst part about the original trilogy was the emo whiny part, now it sounds like they might amp that factor up a few notches.
"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."

This sounds really really extremely GAY! in the homo gay way and the bad gay way. It sounds like Spiderman meets Twilight with that quote. Couldnt they just let this go? The worst part about the original trilogy was the emo whiny part, now it sounds like they might amp that factor up a few notches.
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9:10PM on 10/05/2010
That doesn't mean emo. And it's true, that is what's at the heart of the story. Peter wants to get the girl. She's also correlating the story to her character. Why do you think MJ is such a big part of the story?
That doesn't mean emo. And it's true, that is what's at the heart of the story. Peter wants to get the girl. She's also correlating the story to her character. Why do you think MJ is such a big part of the story?
9:20PM on 10/05/2010
what the hell are you talking about? When this thing comes out and it sucks because it spends too much time of being a romantic action movie, you'll be whistling a different tune. How about casting a villain? or get an action-oriented plot going? it sounds like they are strictly taking a teenage action/lovefest (twilight) approach to this thing.
what the hell are you talking about? When this thing comes out and it sucks because it spends too much time of being a romantic action movie, you'll be whistling a different tune. How about casting a villain? or get an action-oriented plot going? it sounds like they are strictly taking a teenage action/lovefest (twilight) approach to this thing.
11:29PM on 10/06/2010
He was sooo emo parker in the nightclub scene agree with slimbo0330. "now dig on this" snapping fingers*
He was sooo emo parker in the nightclub scene agree with slimbo0330. "now dig on this" snapping fingers*
8:50PM on 10/05/2010
With this casting, I am officially into this movie. I loved the original trilogy and thought all three movies were great, but with Webb directing, Garfield being an okay replacement, and Stone being casted as Stacy, this movie has my full attention now.
With this casting, I am officially into this movie. I loved the original trilogy and thought all three movies were great, but with Webb directing, Garfield being an okay replacement, and Stone being casted as Stacy, this movie has my full attention now.
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9:01PM on 10/05/2010
All three movies? You saw the third one, right?
All three movies? You saw the third one, right?
8:47PM on 10/05/2010
I hate it when they miscast movies, she was abetter MJ. And if they do this story right Emma Stone will be dead by the end of this movie, shame.
I hate it when they miscast movies, she was abetter MJ. And if they do this story right Emma Stone will be dead by the end of this movie, shame.
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8:35PM on 10/05/2010
Meh. Would have preferred her as Mary Jane. Spiderman movies don't have time to develop teenage love triangles.
Meh. Would have preferred her as Mary Jane. Spiderman movies don't have time to develop teenage love triangles.
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8:30PM on 10/05/2010

What?!

Next you're going to tell me Christina Hendricks isn't a real redhe...awwww.
Next you're going to tell me Christina Hendricks isn't a real redhe...awwww.
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8:20PM on 10/05/2010

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hm...interesting. While, I think she is a better fit for Gwen than MJ...I still do not think this will work...Gwen is supposed to be a cute girl-next-door...and Stone has a man's voice.
hm...interesting. While, I think she is a better fit for Gwen than MJ...I still do not think this will work...Gwen is supposed to be a cute girl-next-door...and Stone has a man's voice.
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8:05PM on 10/05/2010
i'm glad she's cast, but i am a little perplexed.
i'm glad she's cast, but i am a little perplexed.
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8:02PM on 10/05/2010
Webb had already said the main love intrest would be Gwen Stacy, why are people speculating on who will be MJ?
Webb had already said the main love intrest would be Gwen Stacy, why are people speculating on who will be MJ?
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8:00PM on 10/05/2010
Maybe this means Gwen will die? Or is that too dark for a Spider-Man film?
Maybe this means Gwen will die? Or is that too dark for a Spider-Man film?
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7:54PM on 10/05/2010
They hired another redhead to play a Gwen Stacy!?
They hired another redhead to play a Gwen Stacy!?
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7:45PM on 10/05/2010
holy shit, she's actually a blonde. btw, does anyone else feel like Emma stone is the Lindsy lohan that should have been if LL wasn't such a fuck up?
holy shit, she's actually a blonde. btw, does anyone else feel like Emma stone is the Lindsy lohan that should have been if LL wasn't such a fuck up?
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7:42PM on 10/05/2010
I'm supportive of Stone in this film, but I liked her better as MJ. Gwen Stacey is an absolute sweetheart. Can Stone be less sassy?
I'm supportive of Stone in this film, but I liked her better as MJ. Gwen Stacey is an absolute sweetheart. Can Stone be less sassy?
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7:17PM on 10/05/2010
I don't know if she can pull off the kind, sweet beauty of Gwen. It seems like an odd pick.
I don't know if she can pull off the kind, sweet beauty of Gwen. It seems like an odd pick.
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7:14PM on 10/05/2010
Huh. I remember when their short list for "Mary Jane" was released and she was on there, and then it said that anyone who doesn't get the part would be considered for "Gwen Stacy".

So, does that mean that they have already cast May Jane from that list, and then Emma won the role of Gwen Stacey?

The way they made it out to be was that Mary Jane would be the lead female role, not Gwen. But they are saying Gwen is the lead now.

This is all confusing, but, I do like the choice. Emma
Huh. I remember when their short list for "Mary Jane" was released and she was on there, and then it said that anyone who doesn't get the part would be considered for "Gwen Stacy".

So, does that mean that they have already cast May Jane from that list, and then Emma won the role of Gwen Stacey?

The way they made it out to be was that Mary Jane would be the lead female role, not Gwen. But they are saying Gwen is the lead now.

This is all confusing, but, I do like the choice. Emma Stone is a very talented actress, she seems to be cool, down to earth, and also, she's HOT as either a blond or a red head!
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7:14PM on 10/05/2010
Good, now they can cast Jessica from True Blood for the role of Mary Jane.
Good, now they can cast Jessica from True Blood for the role of Mary Jane.
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7:12PM on 10/05/2010
I approve 100%. I was a bit wary of Emma as MJ, but this makes a lot more sense to me.
I approve 100%. I was a bit wary of Emma as MJ, but this makes a lot more sense to me.
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7:10PM on 10/05/2010
Whoa. Well, good for her. Stone is very likable and sexy and I can't wait for this reboot. It promises to be great.
Whoa. Well, good for her. Stone is very likable and sexy and I can't wait for this reboot. It promises to be great.
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7:01PM on 10/05/2010
Word? They definitely knocked me for a loop there. Maybe it was the fact that I'm so used to her as a redhead. Fine with me. She'll fit the cute, girl-next-door type a lot better anyway.
Word? They definitely knocked me for a loop there. Maybe it was the fact that I'm so used to her as a redhead. Fine with me. She'll fit the cute, girl-next-door type a lot better anyway.
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