The Spider-Man reboot cast is coming together rather nicely. Besides Andrew Garfield being chosen to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man, there’s Sally Field as Aunt May, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Rhys Ifans as the dastardly Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors, Denis Leary as George Stacy, Campbell Scott as Peter Parker’s father, and Emma Stone as Peter’s love interest Gwen Stacy.
When it was first announced that Stone would be co-starring in Spider-Man, many a fan and website assumed that she would be playing Mary Jane, due to the typically red nature of her hair. When it was subsequently announced that Stone would be playing Gwen Stacy instead, many a fan wondered how a typically red-haired actress would fare as a blonde (her natural hair color). Well, now we know.
Personally, I think Stone looks fantastic. When it was momentarily believed that she was going to play Mary Jane, and every Spider-Man fan was cheering, I was, in full disclosure, a bit disappointed. Though Emma Stone is beautiful, she isn’t conventionally beautiful like Mary Jane the super model.
Check it out the pictures of blonde-haired Stone below, courtesy of Just Jared:
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In my opinion, casting Stone in the role of Gwen Stacy was a wise move. While the original Gwen Stacy – the 616 Marvel Universe Gwen Stacy that was (SPOILER ALERT!) eventually murdered by the Green Goblin after being tossed off the Brooklyn Bridge – was more nerdy and down-to-Earth, the Ultimate Spider-Man version of Gwen Stacy was funny, tough, and, in a word, edgy – a lot like Emma Stone herself.