Easy Does It: Emma Stone Up for Spider-Man 4 and 21 Jump Street


Looks like Sony really wants to be in the Emma Stone business: the studio and actress are currently “circling” one another for two major roles: one of the female leads in Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot and Jonah Hill’s big-screen version of “21 Jump Street”.

No official word from the studio, of course, but it appears Stone has the “in” on the female lead in “21 Jump Street”, where she would play opposite Hill. Phil Lord will direct the film, which is expected to go into production sometime in early 2011. As a fan of the original TV show, I continue to hope the movie version is not a goofball comedy.

Stone’s role in Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot is a bit more murky. The actress has been added to a short list of actresses up for a part in the film, including Lily Collins, Teresa Palmer and Mia Wasikowska, all of whom are said to be in contention for two female leads, neither one of which will be Spidey’s usual flame, Mary Jane Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst in the previous three “Spider-Man” movies).

Stone was the star of the teen comedy “Easy A”, which surprised everyone by opening with a better than expected $18 million over the weekend. She also made quite an impression in the horror-comedy “Zombieland”, but otherwise you’ve probably never heard of her.

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  • Romeo Garcia

    I like her better than KIRSTEN DUNST she more beautiful and have more charisma……And is better actress so welcome to the marvel universe

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    She already looks the part in the pic and in “Easy A” and she’s a good actress. Give it to her.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    She already looks the part in the pic and in “Easy A” and she’s a good actress. Give it to her.

  • Juggernaut

    I don’t know…Maybe for Mary Jane, but they already said that the females character will not be MJ. I can’t see her as Gwen Stacy or as Felicia Hardy so I really don’t know what role they are planning on casting her in. I like Emma Stone and she would fit into the whole teenager/high school thing that I heard Marc Webb was going with but I’m not sold on her for this project. Maybe they will go the Raimi route and start inventing characters! What a moron. I would have liked to be in the original Spider-Man 4 meeting, Raimi:”Okay so what were gonna do is create a new character for Spidey, an icon that has one of the most vast collections of supporting characters in comics and she’ll be called The Vulturess! Were gonna have Felicia Hardy be The Vulturesses alter ego!” Writer:”Well what about the Black Cat character?” Raimi:”No Black Cat. Vulturess man, Vulturess!!!”

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      So wait did they so no MJ or MJ won’t be the love interest?

      And yeah the Vultress idea was horrid!!

      • Juggernaut

        Everything that I’ve read said no MJ. It will either be Gwen Stacy, Felicia Hardy or a new love interest. I am so glad that Raimi didn’t do another SM movie. The script developments that were coming through before it all got scrapped were all awful. The Vulturess and The Vulture were going to be his choice as villains! There is a simple formula for these movies. One major villain, one minor, and one being groomed to be a villain. Stick with that formula and there would be no more Spider-Man 3-like trainwrecks.

      • B-Flash

        They said no MJ as a love interest, but if there gonna have Emma Stone playing her I would change it to having MJ as the love interest, because any other girl playing along side her is gonna get overthrone IMO.

        Plus what would be the point of having someone who looks good as a red head playing a none red head.

        • Juggernaut

          You mean like Kristen Dunst(blonde playing Mary Jane? Or like Bryce Dallas Howard(red-head) playing Gwen Stacey? The stupidity knows no bounds when it comes to casting directors and studios.