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

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, “It’s been an incredible journey for us to watch Emma’s 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?
Source: Sony Pictures



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