Rumor has it actress Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A) is being considered for the role of Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s longtime flame and wife of 20 years, in the announced Spider-Man reboot.
Sure, she’s not naturally a redhead, but you can’t deny that looks wise, she definitely fits the part!
Here’s what Mary Jane looks like in the comics:
Spot-on casting if it’s true, and a far cry from Kirsten Dunst’s girl-next-door portrayal of MJ in the previous three Spider-Man films.
For once, this bit of unconfirmed casting news has me genuinely excited.
If Emma Stone’s carjacking, con artist Wichita from last year’s surprise hit horror/comedy Zombieland is any indication, it looks as though die-hard Spidey fans will finally get the comic book accurate, big screen personification of MJ they’ve been demanding.
Make it happen, Sony!
UPDATED: Looks as though Emma Stone will be playing Gwen Stacy instead of Mary Jane. Sigh. Thanks for getting my hopes up, guys…