Stone, who was previously rumored for the role of Mary Jane Watson in director Marc Webb’s upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot, is now considered a virtual lock for the part as Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment “will imminently offer the role” to the actress.
Already a commercial and critical success for the Sony family thanks to “Zombieland” and “Easy A,” Stone’s potential involvement in the “Spider-Man” franchise isn’t particularly surprising, but it’s nonetheless thrilling for fans of the young actress’ work.
If she accepts an offer from Sony, Stone would become the second actress to play Mary Jane on the big screen following Kirsten Dunst’s performance in Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s original “Spider-Man” trilogy. Additionally, Stone’s pending involvement in the upcoming reboot would provide the first official casting news since Andrew Garfield joined the project in July as Peter Parker.
With Stone currently attached to Mary Jane, the search continues for another young actress to assume the film’s other female lead, rumored to be Gwen Stacy. A number of actresses have been mentioned for the part, including Mia Wasikowska, Dianna Agron, Georgina Haig and Dominique McElligott. According to some reports, Gwen Stacy has a bigger role to play in the upcoming reboot than Mary Jane, with MJ taking on more screen time as the series progresses.
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