Attention all attractive young red-headed gals who don’t already feel lucky: if this recently (and stealthily) released casting call is what it seems, you may have a chance at taking home the jackpot—in the form of potentially portraying comic book icon Mary Jane Watson.
Wondering why a character as high-profile as Mary Jane would be solicited via a cattle-call of scarlet haired amateurs? Well, while MJ may be a marquee-gracing name, the required role—at least in this film—is not exactly a speaking part.
The description requests an “actress to portray beautiful red-headed teenage girl for featured background (18+ only).”
(Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at FTextras@gmail.com.)
Of course, there is no guarantee the part is meant to be Mary Jane and not some other red-haired beauty dropped in the Spider-Man universe. But the notion of a gorgeous red head gracing the background of a scene with Spidey does suggest the possibility of a tease hinting at MJ’s appearance in future Spidey films. A lingering glance perhaps?
Do you expect to catch a glimpse of Mary Jane, no matter how small, within 'Amazing Spider-Man'? Do you qualify for the casting call? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!