Thursday, October 7, 2010

Emma Stone to play Gwen Stacy!

Well this is very exciting news. It turns out that many speculations from fans (including mine) were right about the lead female character was Gwen Stacy. What probably a lot of us didn't expect is Superbad and Zombieland star Emma Stone was going to nab the role. Did anyone ever knew that she's actually blonde? Well if you think "No," then my thoughts exactly. But this is great, to be honest. I think she did a great job in both movies I mentioned, but I don't remember seeing her from The House Bunny. I probably did, but I probably didn't realize it was her. But this is great casting, although she wouldn't be my first choice (nothing against you Emma), but I bet she will deliver a solid performance with this character. I wonder if she is going to dye her hair or just wear a wig? Anyways, here's the press release from an article that Marvel.com posted a few days ago.

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."


So what do you Spidey fans think? Leave your comment at the usual place below! Please & thank you. :)

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

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