In earlier reports actress Emma Stone was in the running for the part of Mary Jane Watson in the new Spider-Man film starring Andrew Garfield. Much to everybody’s surprise, Stone has secured the role of Peter Parker’s first girlfriend Gwen Stacy. Some were pessimistic about the choice, saying that another redhead has landed a role for a blonde — but then came another surprise: Emma Stone is a natural blonde.

“The chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice.  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.  Andrew and Emma will bring everything audiences expect to these roles, but also make them their own.”

-Marc Webb

It’s certainly a twist of events no one was expecting. I’m still in awe that Emma Stone wasn’t cast as Mary Jane. She has the sultry voice that would suit Mary Jane very well. Nevertheless, I’m entirely looking forward to the new Spider-Man film.

[LA Times’ Hero Complex]