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Emma Stone To Play Gwen Stacy

Emma Stone has been cast in the role of Gwen Stacy in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios!

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Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The casting continues an association between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the actress, who previously starred in "Superbad," "The House Bunny," and "Zombieland," all for Columbia Pictures; she may currently be seen in Screen Gems' hit comedy "Easy A," and takes a cameo role in Screen Gems' upcoming "Friends with Benefits."

Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, "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."

Webb added, "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."

Emma Stone can currently be seen starring in Screen Gems' hit comedy "Easy A." Next year, she will star in Warner Bros.' "Crazy, Stupid, Love" opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling and in "The Help," the adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel; she also takes a cameo role in Screen Gems' "Friends with Benefits" and will voice a role in DreamWorks Animation's comedy "The Croods." Stone's recent credits include "Paperman," "Zombieland," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "The House Bunny," "The Rocker," and "Superbad."

 

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NicoleLovesSpiderman
NicoleLovesSpiderman

Emma Stone will be Brilliant playing Gwen Stacey she is one of my role models and my favourite actress.She is very talented and pretty and I am so excited for her to be in this film she is a brilliant actress and I love get previous work in the help easy a zombieland and Superbad.Love Emma stone!!!I have about 6 posters of her in my room Im that mad about her!!!

yoblevram
yoblevram

You totally have a point there man!

spikypickyspider
spikypickyspider

does this mean Gwen Stacy is Peter's new love interest for the new movie?

vincentthedog
vincentthedog

I like Emma as an actress. Loved Zombieland but this is twice now that Gwen has been cast both times I thought she was more like Mary Jane. Howard in Spidey 3 who is usually a redhead did not look like Gwen a blond and now Emma who I have only seen with dark or red hair is playing a blonde? I like her "sas" she was ok on SNL the other night but it just dosnt seem like a good fit to me. I worry for this film and franshise..with all the great Marvel movies coming up this could look like a step back for Marvel in the movie department.

bcook
bcook

People who think she isn't right don't know Gwen Stacey. She is Blonde (Stone is natural Blonde) she is a nerd (Stone played a nerd in Easy A and House Bunny) she didn't think of herself as attractive but actually is (Easy A and House Bunny again) and she was abit abrassive and snappy in her early appearance. In fact she was a &@%&&@&&$ for quite some time. Howard played Gwen as an air head blonde and her role didn;t matter because the movie had already set up MJ as leading lady.

murker
murker

im not thrilled of the casting of this movie

war_mach1n3
war_mach1n3

We do not want Emma Stone to play Gwen Stacy, she is already considered to play Mary-Jane Watson right now since she was in 3 movies played by Kirsten Dunst as a red head. Find another actress to play the blond or the reboot will be ruined

jc1569
jc1569

Ummmm... Emma Stone?

biko7
biko7

I just hope this doesn't suck like spider man3. That whole flick was a joke. The Whole movie should of been about venom or sandman. Its like they gave venom just 30min in the movie. If they stay away from that crap this new reboot should be good...... I hope.

The_Sp1der-man
The_Sp1der-man

I did enjoy Spidey 1 & 2 not so much 3, but agree that Tobey wasn't the best fit for Peter but thats Hollywood for ya. Emma Stone really? I mean theres a chance this could work but lets just hope this doesn't turn into another Spider-man 3.

leajoh22
leajoh22

I'm disappointed. I heard she was going to be Mary Jane and the actress who played Alice in Alice in Wonderland was going to be Gwen.

lucifer_666
lucifer_666

I'm so glad they picked her and to play Gwen as well. Was getting a bit sick of seeing Mary Jane's sorry &!&&$%& bitching all the time!!!!

bigmaze32
bigmaze32

i actually liked her as mary jane better. but lets see how she does as gwen. i have a feeling these spiderman movies are going to be legit. i actually liked the other movies. but not so much that mary jane kept getting uglier, the green goblins costume was TERRIBLE. and that stupid hair thing peter did when he had the black suit on. yea. stupid

Greenskin1
Greenskin1

As long as Tobey Maguire & Kirsten Dunst are not connected to the movie, then I'm cool. I'm still amazed that they were cast in the leading roles of the Spider-Man movies. Terrible acting and terrible casting. I do believe that J.K. Simmons was the perfect choice for Jonah Jameson though.

Vaughnilla
Vaughnilla

Whoever thinks Tobey Maguire was a good spider-man has some problems. His acting was horrible he did not even look to me like a peter parker. This choice for her to be Gwen may work out..... maybe.

Biz_NYC
Biz_NYC

i LOVE it !! cuz i hate Mary Jane and her attitude. (even tho red head n green eyes IS cute) de chick who played her was wack ! i like this new approach w/ Gwen. blonde hair snow bunny. and i think you guys are bonkers n lame for knocking a movie b4 even gettin 25% of de details. and ya'll gonna go see it anyway ! so hush up & enjoy !!! :)

Winter_So1dier
Winter_So1dier

what?? shes not playing MJ? i thought she would be a WAY better fit as MJ. shes got the look pretty much down for that role. but Gwen? hmmm not so sure, gonna have to see this.

blk_Deadpool
blk_Deadpool

Really Elfbride? Toby is too old (he's like 32) and they wouldnt be able to redeem themselves after that horrid spiderman 3 film, but id rather her play MJ though..she fits MJ more than gwen, but we'll see. I trust this studio and who their picking, but i do not want to hear any more incoherent babbling about Toby Maguire being a great spiderman...

Kasidee
Kasidee

Aw, man! She shoulda played Mary Jane Watson b-cause Gwen Stacy didn't get with Peter Parker until AFTER Mary Jane broke up with him.

diddystark
diddystark

The casting has been good so far. I just hope the movies do not take a nose dive as they go along in the trilogy like the last one did. Spider-Man 3 was a terrible movie. Venom was smaller than Spider-Man. Plus you can't combine Venom with another villian. Venom has enough story to make a few movies with him as the villian alone. I want them to stay closer to the comics. They always mess it up when they go off on thier own stories. The original stories are not broken so stop trying to fix them movie producers!

elfbride
elfbride

I'm not sure I care anymore at this point. I mean, no Toby? Then what's the point?

Zig-Zag
Zig-Zag

Nooo....i wanted her to be Mary Jane

manymade1
manymade1

I mean no offense emma stone is hilarious especially in easy a but her voice as gwen stacy will be wierd.

goaler31
goaler31

Face it movie fans, you just hit the ... wait, did you say she's playing Gwen?!?

mikx
mikx

i thought she was going to be MJ? really thought she fitted the look/role

jtowel
jtowel

Emma Stone is good choise for that role