Emma Stone. Mia Wasikowska Latest 'Spider-Man' Candidates
If you haven't figured out the roles these two might be playing based on their looks, well, we're about to tell you anyway. We've heard endless amounts of casting rumors for Marc Webb's new Spider-Man in the last few months, but besides Andrew Garfield being cast as Peter Parker, nothing else has been announced yet. However, EW.com has published a casting scoop saying they've heard that two key actresses are testing for key female roles in the movie: Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A) as the red-headed Mary Jane Watson, and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) as Gwen Stacy. But, of course, neither are fully signed yet.
It's obvious why Sony wants these two - they're both two of the most well-recognized young women working today and they just so happen be very talented actresses, which is most important, and I'm sure Marc Webb knows. Contrary to previous reports that the Spider-Man reboot wouldn't actually have Mary Jane Watson, EW says that she will be in the film and Stone is the top choice at the moment, with testing in progress. But don't forget that "other names are also said to be circling the high-profile project," including Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as an alternate for Wasikowska if she decides to stay more lower profile with indies instead of blockbusters. That's all we've got for now, but it sounds like those three are the top candidates as of today.
Everyone should know that Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy have been love interests of Spider-Man in the comics, with his focus one or the other causing a rivalry, but who knows how much that'll play into the plot of this. I'm sure Mr. Parker will have enough to deal with in becoming Spidey instead of worrying about who he likes more (let's hope he goes for MJ right away) but maybe Webb and Sony are trying to pack in as much teenage high school relationship drama as they can. I really like Emma Stone, but I don't know if she's the perfect choice for MJ. Until we hear official confirmation, take this casting as just a rumor. Thoughts?