After much speculation Sony/Columbia Pictures have announced that Emma Stone (Easy A, Superbad, Zombieland) has been cast as the Gwen Stacy – not Mary Jane Watson as many presumed – the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot opposite Andrew Garfield, who’s playing Peter Parker/Spiderman. This casting choice gets my two thumbs up of approval, Stone is an extremely likeable and talented young actress. The fact that Mary Jane Watson isn’t the lead female character has me scratching my head though! Look out for this in cinemas July 3rd, 2012.

Director Marc 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.”