This was a fateful weekend for anyone still on the fence about the necessity of a "Spider-Man" reboot.
First, former Hump Day Hottie and future Peter Parker Andrew Garfield proved his excellence with a star-making turn in "The Social Network," his widest release yet and the No. 1 film at the box office this weekend. With a standout performance in a movie chock full of standout performances, there's little doubt now that Andrew is the perfect choice to play a young Spidey.
Could this cast be any more perfect? My future husband (hands off people, I know we haven't met yet, but it's sure to be love at first sight when Andrew and I do) and my favorite young actress together on screen—it's like they're personally inviting me to spend all my money at the box office watching repeat viewings of the movie. The only bad thing is that we have to wait, like, two years for it to come out.
I suppose it could, in fact, get a little more perfect though: Deadline reports that four young actresses are all up for the part of Gwen Stacy, Peter's first love interest. Mary Jane, played by Kirsten Dunst in the previous movies, doesn't come into play romance-wise until later on in the series. Up for the role are two more of my favorite young actresses, "Glee"'s Dianna Agron and "Alice in Wonderland"'s Mia Wasikowska. Also up are Georgina Haig, star of the Toronto hit "Wasted on the Young," and Dominique McElligott, star of last year's indie hit "Moon." I'm not familiar with the work of the latter two, but then again, I wasn't familiar with Andrew's work either when he was cast, so I'd be pleased with any of the ladies who are reportedly up for the role.
What do you think of Emma as Mary Jane? How excited are you that the cast for "Spider-Man" is shaping up so nicely?