Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced that Emma Stone has been cast as Gwen Stacy in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.  Stone will play opposite Andrew Garfield, the new Peter Parker.

“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,” said director Marc Webb.

Spider-Man begins production in December and hits theaters on July 3, 2012.

via Super Hero Hype

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  1. October 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    On one hand, I liked Emma Stone in her last movie. On the other hand, I really hate Gwen Stacy. I hate her the same way Matthew hates Barry Allen.

  2. @lantis
    October 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm — Reply

    I like Emma Stone better with that red hair. I don’t think I want to see her as a blond. Hair color aside I think I will be quite happy with her as Gwen.

  3. Brent
    October 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    Based on what I’ve seen of her work, I would have cast Emma Stone as Mary Jane, not the Gwen. Hair color aside, Emma is certainly more of the “Face-it-Tiger-you-hit-the-jackpot” type than the WOEFULLY miscast Kirsten Dunst.

  4. TaZ
    October 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm — Reply

    She looks too much like my daughter for me to make an unbiased opinion. I HATE REBOOTS!!!!!!!

  5. October 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    Interesting, I really did see her as more an MJ type, with her other characters being very strong and sassy, but who knows? Maybe this will work. Chemistry between actors often makes or breaks movies.

  6. October 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm — Reply

    Her casting boosts my excitement, but I’m agree with some of the other posters – she makes a better MJ, natural blond or not. I always thought Gwen was more shy and introverted than MJ.

  7. Jim
    October 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm — Reply

    The fact that she’ll be in the reboot is a plus in my book. I’ve read other boards where people were up in arms with the rumor she’d play MJ b/c she’s not “model hot” (nothing quite as amusing as comic nerd passing judgment on a girl’s hotness). i think she’s pretty charming and could have done MJ well but I think she’ll work as Gwen, too.

  8. eric
    October 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    Will they kill Gwen in the first movie or not? Many people know about the Mary Jane / Spidey love issues but how will they react to the Gwen character being killed. I like the idea and it could work well.

  9. TheNewNum.2
    October 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm — Reply

    Emma’s got chops, so I’m sure she can handle the role, even if it might be a slightly different role from what we are used to seeing her in… the red hair might be throwing some people, maybe a pic from Zombieland might have been more neutral?

    But yeah, bottom line… she’s got chops so I think it will be a good choice… didn’t throw me as much as when Andrew Garfield was cast.

  10. Brian G.
    October 7, 2010 at 7:02 am — Reply

    In that picture she reminds me of Lindsay Lohan back when Lindsay was hot. Dude, I totally want to hold her hand.

  11. Peruchito
    October 7, 2010 at 8:09 am — Reply

    how about we reboot hollywood

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