As Aaron reported last week, the success of Easy A has made actress Emma Stone even more highly sought after in Hollywood, and now it looks like she has officially landed the biggest role of her career. Yesterday Columbia Pictures confirmed that Stone will play the main love interest in their upcoming Spider-Man reboot. What is surprising, however, is the fact that she will not be playing Mary Jane Watson, but rather Peter Parker’s first love, blonde bombshell Gwen Stacy. It turns out Emma Stone is a natural blonde, and not a redhead as previously seen in Superbad, or a brunette as in Zombieland. OMG!
Word on the street is that Mary Jane will not appear in the first film, so there will be no love triangle present. Clearly they are trying to distance themselves from Sam Raimi’s trilogy as much as possible. As we already know, the new Spider-Man movie will take Peter Parker back to high school, and Andrew Garfield is playing Spidey himself. According to director Marc Webb, “the chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning.” That’s good news, but more importantly, Stone seems to be one of a few young actresses that has built up a lot of goodwill with the teenage male demographic. Could it be that we’re finally getting a comic book movie where fanboys won’t be seething with hate for the love interest? I guess we’ll have to wait until July 3rd, 2012 to find out.