Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Stone Swings With Sony's "Spider-Man"

Sony Pictures reports that actress Emma Stone has now been cast as the female lead 'Gwen Stacy', for the upcoming "Spider-Man" feature reboot from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Stone will star opposite actor Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") as 'Peter Parker' for director Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt.

Production will start December 2010.

Stone previously co-starred in Columbia Pictures' "The House Bunny".

"The chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice, " said director Webb. "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."

The character of 'Gwendolyn "Gwen" Stacy', debuted as a a supporting character in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #31 (December 1965), created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko.

A blonde college co-ed, Gwen becomes the first love of Peter Parker, aka 'Spider-Man, but is killed off in "The Amazing Spider-Man #121" (June 1973) by the costumed villain 'Green Goblin'.

Both the decision to kill Gwen and the method in which Marvel implemented it remain controversial to this day, becoming a pivotal point in Spider-Man’s history.

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