Emma Stone. Mia Wasikowska Latest 'Spider-Man' Candidates

September 23, 2010
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Mia Wasikowska / Emma Stone

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, 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?

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Reader Feedback - 24 Comments


Mia I like as an actress. Emma was a annoying in Zombieland. She'd make a decent MJ though. I still think the first spiderman films were enough though and no matter who is directing or acting or producing, I will still say that these films will be the most unnecessary addition to an already mediocore bringing to life of superheroes and supervillians.

Eli on Sep 23, 2010


give it to stone...she pulls red off well.

Xerxex on Sep 23, 2010


Mmm... Emma Stone. So sexy.

Kevin on Sep 23, 2010


This is bonkers. Gwen Stacy is Peter Parker's first love. It's her death that sparks some of the most major developments in his character. Not to mention, did we not learn our lesson about a skinny trendy actress playing MJ once already? I like Emma Stone but she is no where near bodacious enough to play MJ.

Jake on Sep 23, 2010


Perfect casting for mj

Gmorra on Sep 23, 2010


Emma for sure. Mia is as bland as it gets

movie mike on Sep 23, 2010


emma stone fooooorrrrrr sure shes great

pulp fiction212 on Sep 23, 2010


Jake why do you say that? Stone isn't that skinny.

Xerxex on Sep 23, 2010


Nah to both of 'em..... Neither of them have the figure OR the appeal of Mary Jane Watson Natalie that's a splendid idea. I know I know she's extremely famous, but she's always perfect. Don't even bother telling me she can't pull off red hair, cause everyone knows deep down she can even pull off a shaved head e.g. "V For Vendetta"

Conrad The Great on Sep 23, 2010


ITT: A bunch of people who can't read a post but it doesn't stop them from commenting. I actually really dig Mia. She has a quiet screen presence like a young Cate Blanchet. I actually like the idea of featuring both love interests early on as long as they don't take the film over.

Audioout on Sep 23, 2010


I kind of like the idea of Emma Stone as MJ, but I do agree with Jake. Kirsten Dunst wasn't that great of a Mary Jane because Mary Jane is supposed to be like THE HOTTEST chick around and she wasn't that. I don't know if Stone really is either. She's kinda got the attitude, she's just a little too hipster-y or something I think. But she's better than Kirsten Dunst. And I like that they're introducing the both of them in this movie. Sounds far out. I hope this Spider-man is awesome, the first was so great that this one has to be like, the greatest Spider-man that could possibly be made or it will be disappointing.

Da Man on Sep 23, 2010


everything about this "re-boot" is annoying and dumb

Astroboy3000 on Sep 23, 2010


Da Man "Hipster-y" fuck, what does that even mean!? in fact what the fuck does Hipster mean in genereal!?

Xerxex on Sep 23, 2010


well i liked them both in the movies they were in but i just dont know if either can pull of playing there characters, all i can go on is Mia is too calm for her role and i can only see Emma with Kirsten Dunst voice...sad but true...

Jericho on Sep 23, 2010


I like both of them, but not as MJ. I also think Emma is kinda "Hipster-y".

sluy on Sep 23, 2010


... "hipster-y"? She's a 'hips-her' perhaps. That's well within the norm for modern ladies.

LW on Sep 24, 2010


Those two are both nice but don't use them in the SONY SPIDER

Jimmy Love on Sep 24, 2010


I like it. Although I'd have gotten Laura Prepon as Mary Jane originally, Emma Stone is a pretty damn cool choice just based off of her SuperBad role if anything. This reboot might just become better than what we got with Tobey sadly after all.

Johnny Neat on Sep 24, 2010


Gwen Stacy is the love of Peter's life. I hope they tell the story correctly and not jump right in MJ because that's what people expect.

germs on Sep 24, 2010


Fuck them both. And fuck this useless reboot. UGHHHHH these new Spider-man updates are making me a very angry person.

Cracky on Sep 24, 2010


emma stone - sexy and she can act i think she would play a good mj mia - TOTALLY WRONG for gwen she would make things seam awkward. and i don't know why so many people are hating this new series. spider-man is not a triliogy like star wars it doesn't just have ONE

croniccris on Sep 24, 2010


emma stone - sexy and she can act i think she would play a good mj mia - TOTALLY WRONG for gwen she would make things seam awkward. and i don't know why so many people are hating this new series. spider-man is not a triliogy like star wars it doesn't just have ONE story to tell its more like james bond and can be told through generations..

croniccris on Sep 24, 2010


Both actresses don't fit in that role. Mia to ugly and emma stone is to badass for mj imho. Bj maybe.

CookieMonster on Sep 25, 2010


they both fail. Both are ugly and both have no talent.

I have no name on Sep 27, 2010

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