'Spider-Man' casting: Spidey's web gets more tangled

As Sony and director Marc Webb sort out the female leads of the highly anticipated movie, more familiar faces keep popping up. Deadline Hollywood reported this morning that Glee‘s Dianna Agron just tested, likely for the role of Gwen Stacy, while Mia Wasikowska already has a test deal in place should they choose the Alice in Wonderland star. Deadline also reported that Georgina Haig (Wasted On the Young) is being considered as well.

And there’s one more name to add to the pot: Relative unknown Dominique McElligott, who played the female lead in Sam Rockwell’s indie Moon and just wrapped the pilot for AMC’s highly anticipated Western Hell on Wheels. The actress likely tested for Stacy, and sources around town keep bringing her name up as the rumored frontrunner for the part. And, of course, Emma Stone’s name has been bandied about for the role of Mary Jane Watson. The Easy A star, who has become a favorite of studio chief Amy Pascal, is also being considered for the studio’s 21 Jump Street reprise. (The role of Jonah Hill’s partner could be rewritten for Stone as a female part.) All this casting needs to wrap up soon, as the movie — which will star Andrew Garfield as your friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man — is scheduled to begin production by the end of the year. In the meantime, 27-year-old Garfield can be seen this weekend in both The Social Network and Never Let Me Go.

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  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Emma Stone would make the perfect MJ, please use her!

  • Josh M

    All this fuss over a movie nobody wants to see.

    • Mole

      Yet somehow, “no one” will end up forking over $100 million at the box office.

      • Sasha


    • Taylor

      It will earn lots of money…its spiderman and people will want to see how it goes.

  • BlackIrish4094

    I love Emma Stone but MJ is supposed to be sexy and curvaceous, She is funny and skinny. Plus this movie is going to blow anyway. Re-boot fever gone awry.

    • davey

      Ummm…was Kirsten Dunst sexy and curvaceous? NO!

      • tracy bluth

        True, but…I’m not a Kirsten Dunst fan at all, but I thought she was a perfect Mary Jane.

    • anna

      Maybe Renee Olstead or even Daneel Harris.

  • MCPants

    Agreed. I don’t want to see this. No Kirsten, no ticket purchase from me.

  • tracy bluth

    Please do not cast Dianna Agron over the amazing Mia Wasikowska.

    • anna

      Honestly, Dianna would be perfect for Gwen Stacy. It seems that they’ll choose 2 girls One for mary Jane and one for Gwen. So both Dianna and Mia could be choosen

    • Mychael

      r u serious? mia wasikowska bothered me in alice in wonderland, her voice gets very annoying

  • Jim

    Dianna Agron has looks period. She is average if that in the acting department.

  • Jan

    Dianna is getting looked at solely for her looks she is not as talented as some of the other glee girls but Lea, Naya and Jenna aren’t’ pretty blonds.

    • tracy bluth


  • Pete

    I hope stone and wasikowska get the part. Yes! I don’t mind dianna. But I don’t really see the others as good candidates

  • tipsy

    Diana is perfect for Gwen.

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