New Spider-Man Reboot News; Including New Castings And First Look At Emma Stone As Gwen

Well first off what we already knew about the Spider-Man reboot was that Andrew Garfield is playing Peter Parker, Emma Stone is playing Gwen Stacy, Martin Sheen is playing Uncle Ben, Sally Field is playing Aunt May, and Rhy's Ifans is playing Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard. Now tons of castings and rumors have been unleashed as the film nears shooting later this month.

The first images of Emma Stone with her new blond locks ready for her portrayal of Gwen Stacy have been posted on the web. Many of you fans out there were in shock that Stone (A red head at the time) was playing Gwen rather than Mary Jane in the reboot. But Stone has said that she was a natural blond, and by the looks of it, it fits her well.

She definitely wasn't my first choice for Gwen, but then again, Garfield wasn't my first choice for Spidey. But judging by the hair, I think she can pull of Gwen. My personal choice would've been Teresa Palmer from Sorcerer's Apprentice for Gwen, but they might be going the Ultimate Comics route, not the original.

Recent castings and rumors have included  Zooey Deschanel as Betty Brant, and Julianne Nicholson as Mary Parker, Peter's mom.  It is confirmed that Captain George Stacy, Gwen's dad, will be played by Dennis Leary,and Richard Parker, Spidey's dad, will be played by Campbell Scott, and Chris Zalka will be playing Flash Thompson, Peter's bully, and young actor Miles Elliot will be playing Billy Connors, Curt Connors son.

The weirdest casting that we've heard, is Irrfan Khan as a villain named Van Atter. After some research, fans were able to find a character named 'Van ADDER' in the comics. Van Adder is a coworker of Norman Osborn, who Osborn tests his new serum on and turns Adder into the Proto-Goblin. While he had a miner role in the comics, Webb may want to make him a bigger deal this time around.
Now the fact that the Proto-Goblin is in this movie can only lead me to assume that Norman Osborn and his son Harry will also star in the film. But they are yet to be casted.

We have as few screen shots of Gwen Stacy at a funeral along with Flash Thompson. In the comics, Gwen's dad police captian George Stacy (John in the Ultimate Comics), risks his life and dies. Now we can only predict that that's whose funeral she's at.

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What do you think of the movie's cast so far?