Emma Stone Offered 'Spider-Man' Role

Emma Stone has been offered a role in the Spider-Man reboot...probably Mary Jane. Here's what Moviehole had...

Update! According to Deadline, Emma Stone is - not suprisingly - to be offered the role of Mary Jane Watson in director Marc Webb's "Spider-Man". Considering her relationship with the studio, and the fact that they've helped carve out a nice career for her, it's likely Stone will say yes to Sony. That leaves "Glee" star Dianna Agron, Australia's Mia Wasikowska, Georgina Haig and Dominique McElligott to battle it out for the film's other coveted female role, Gwen Stacy. We should have some official announcements this week.


I adore Emma Stone. But those of you who heard the podcast a couple of weeks ago, in which Ms Stone appeared, know that. I think I got her blushing - not that I could see her over the phone. Haven't got one of those "Back to the Future 2" contraptions installed in the office just yet. She's a delightful girl. Really sweet. But she's also super-talented.... in comedies. I think she's a wonderful young comedienne - a bit Gilda Radner, a bit (and I say this affectionately) Amanda Bynes.

Saying that, I don't think Emma Stone should pursue the female lead in Sony's "Spider-Man" reboot. She's too good for that.

It's not surprising that the shingle are said to be courting Stone for the role - they love her, she's starred in some of their biggest 'young people's' hits over the past couple of years ("Superbad", "Zombieland", "Easy A") but more so, she's on the verge of becoming a big, big star.

I think she'd be wasted in a film like "Spider-Man". You see, that film is going to eat up so much of her young life... years... that she'll be 30 before she gets to do anything else. But also, does she really want to be known as Mary-Jane Watson or Gwen Stacey (nobody knows who the lead female character is yet) for the rest of her career? In some respects, that's what's happened to Kirsten Dunst. Despite giving us some great performances before and after the "Spider-Man" series, Dunst will seemingly be forever listed as "Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst". There's too many other good opportunities out there for Stone to grab. She don't need no stinkin' franchise.

According to EW, Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") is also up for the same role. Now that, I don't mind so much. I like the girl. She's sweet. Talented too. But her star's not shining as brightly as Stone's is at the moment.

Another Sony flick that Stone is being courted for is "21 Jump Street". That's the big screen adaptation of the ol' Johnny Depp series, with Jonah Hill writing and starring. Hill, of course, starred alongside Stone in "Superbad" so assumingly it was his idea to try and get Stone onboard this one. I don't mind this idea so much. I think it might make better use of Stone's comedic talents. She also seemed to have good chemistry with Hill in "Superbad". More so, I've read the "21 Jump Street" script and it's surprisingly good. Slick. Fun. Lots of action. A bit of a "Zombieland"-feel to it, if you will.

"Spider-Man" is out 2012. In 3D. No less.
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