Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Opps, Emma Stone Is Gwen Stacy Not MJ (Thank God)

Fuck, I'm sorry guys. But we all (news affiliates) just got it half right. This is why I wait most of the time wait until press releases from studios for confirmation. Rarely do I jump the gun but with Deadline you shouldn't have to worry so much. Thanks Mike Fuckin' Flemming. Saturday we all got this report about Emma Stone closing a deal for Watson, even though I was still a tad skeptical of the deal actually coming into place. Looks Like as smart as I think know I am. The confirmed report is now after the jump, as she has offically signed for GS. 

Well I warned you guys that it could be bullshit, or just not happen for her. And it didn't. So I don't feel that stupid.

But seriously, does that look like Gwen Stacy? And she wasn't the right physical fit for MJ either, but I wasn't gonna say anything because I'm so stoked for this reboot so I'm down for whatev. Marc Webb is more than capable of handling this. Anyway, here's the complete conformation reported today.

CULVER CITY, Calif., October 5, 2010 – 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.”
Stacy via the Ultimate Spider-Man comics
story-lines. The supposed basis for the
upcoming installment in the franchise.
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.
Alright whatever. Just cast Mary Jane already and get us a good villain and good a sub-villain too. Like the Rhino or something maybe. Like I said, I'm sure it won't be from GG, but Gwen dies by the hands of the Green Goblin. The bridge scene in 2000's Spider-Man was not unlike the way Gwne had been dropped by Osborn. So are we gonna see this famous scene? I hope so, sorta. I'm very down for this kinda shit too. So she won't be around long in this one, maybe MJ will just play a supporting role.

But who? Out of the actresses we know are on Sony's short-list? How can we ever trust that shit though with big franchises like this? Everybody's nervous they're gonna screw the pooch on the casting and completely fuck the movie. I'm stoked for Emma Stone, she is good and capable, and Superbad is enough of a resume for me to cast her in this.

Keeping my promise of keeping updated.

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