August 22nd, 2010
01:00 PM ET
Casting Spider-Man's love interest
Now that Andrew Garfield is attached to play Peter Parker in an upcoming "Spider-Man" project, the studio is reportedly starting to consider who will play his leading lady.
THR reports that there are a number of actresses in contention to play the part of Spider-Man’s love interest, but these are just meetings. If all six of the names mentioned in the report fall to the wayside, don’t be surprised.
The names of the handful of women reportedly being considered are listed below, although the entertainment trade paper did note that others are also thought to be in the running for the role:
You’ve likely seen this 21-year-old Brit in quite a few places, even if you don’t recognize her name. She’s had roles in “28 Weeks Later”; “V for Vendetta,”; “Me and Orson Welles”; and “Solitary Man.” Poots is currently working on a remake of “Fright Night.”
Teresa Palmer is a 24-year-old Australian actress who can now be seen alongside Nicolas Cage in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”
This 24-year-old British actress had a starring role in the recent U.K. films “Nowhere Boy" (2009) and "18.104.22.168" (2010).
Emma Roberts, 19, is the daughter of Eric Roberts (so yes, that makes Julia Roberts her aunt) and rose to fame on Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous.” She also played the lead in “Nancy Drew” in 2007.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Winstead, 25, has a number of horror flicks under her belt, including “Final Destination 3” and “The Ring 2,” but if you want to see her on the big screen and not have to scream in fear, she’s playing opposite Michael Cera in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”
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Hey! WHAT ABOUT MEGAN FOX? ISN'T SHE LOOKING FOR WORK THESE DAYS? SHOULD MILD MANNERED PETER PARKER HAVE A REAL LIFE BAD ASS / DON'T GIVE A F*** KIND OF BABE AS A LOVE INTEREST? LOL.
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why does peter parker love interest have to be the typical safe white female character!!!! / these women look so boring and look like every other character in every other movie!!!/ why dont they mix it up for a change and get a african american up in there, i bet you that would be more interesting and hopefully a interesting script!! (i'm just saying)!!!
@ANGEL : In all honesty, dear friend, even in this day and age, Hollywood is not that comfortable with interracial relationships or love scenes; neither are the majority of American audiences.
The casting for films, I think, is not only based on "reality" but what is perceived as being, believable and "credible"
in the mind of the audience.Obviously, interacial relationships do exist in the real world, but not are most likely not considered "desirable" for a SPIDERMAN screenplay.
However, if an "African American" were to be cast as PETER PARKER'S love interest, it should be YOU or HALLE BERRY! : )
Look, I am not a big Spiderman fan, but if Sam Raimi can make me care about a teenage boy who gets bitten by a genetically engineered spider, I say let him keep making the films. What's wrong with Peter Parker growing up?
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I'm all for Emma Roberts or Mary Elizabeth Winstead! I'm also against Brits in American superhero movies. Half the time I'll be noticing their crooked American accents instead of what they're saying.
For those of you who believe it was/is about the money it is actually funnier than that!! Ready for it?? Wait for it!!! He didnt want to be typedcast!!! There, i said it!! I understand that acting is an art and as an actor/actress being typedcast into one role could be disastrous but here is the thing, typecasing usuall follows those movies in which they turn out horrible and i thought all the Spider Man movies were great and he brought a humaness to Parker. I wonder if the executives realize this could turn out to be a very bad gamble as its not like Batman in which different leading men played the part of Bruce (which i believe was an attempt to say Batman was anyone not just one person) but Parker's role played by Toby made it his but i will give it the benefit of the doubt as comic book movies are very good and original so here's hoping:)
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Imogene Pools seems like the logical choice to be Spidermans love interest. She has a young, but more mature look that would show Mary Jane evolving along with the storyline as time has passed. Her acting has centered around horror flicks. It would be nice to see her in a different movie genre.
He has got to be the gawkiest funniest-looking guy ever! It's like casting Barney Fife as spiderman. they couldn't have found a normal-looking guy? I'm not sure he could get those bizarre eyebrows and funky nose under a face mask. They'll probably cast Marilyn Manson as MJ.
Anyone but Emma Roberts, please. That girl has all the talent and stage presence of a paper clip.
Please, ANYONE but Emma Roberts. That would ruin the whole thing.
Well no matter who takes on the next spider man costume -I just don't think it will be the same as Toby Maguire. Toby was just too fit in the Spiderman role that its going to be a hard time for me to digest see a totally different cast takeover including Mary Jane's role.
I'm less interested in who the actress will be so much as what character she'll be playing. Since Pete's supposed to be in high school, will she be playing his original high school girlfriend, Betty Brant? Or will she be Gwen Stacy? MJ, perhaps?
Not an Emma Roberts fan – she has kind of a boring presence about her. She isn't intriguing like Kirsten was. Lookwise some of those other girls work though I don't know them very well. But they have more interersting looks.
I do not understand the casting of Emma Roberts in anything; she lacks big screen talent and I doubt she would have won any of her prior roles if not for her family connection to Hollywood. Please, cast someone who can carry the role, even if they are a "no name."
I agree. I think they should consider someone who is not a "noname" but a great actor who is not a household name yet, Brittany Curran. She may be a little too young, but is on Men Of A Certain Age and has been in a lot of other stuff. An amazing actor with great range. And she looks really good on the big screen.
Lily Collins should be the one. She is sweet like kristen dust was and can be a good partner on the double life of SpiderMan.
I know...why not Betty White since they are putting her on everything else? Lindsey Lohan can be his girl on the side, and Britney Spears can sing the soundtrack. Throw in the cast from the Hills and Jersey Shore to keep them in the limelight.....the movie is going to be crap.
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American actors seem to care more about the MONEY than their craft of acting, that's why they hired a Brit. Andrew Garfield is getting less than 5 million to play Peter/Spidey for the new trilogy. While Tobey Maguire got nearly 50 million for the first trilogy, and not to mention, he was a horrible Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Garfield will act rings around him. And he's doing it, why, because he loves the character? Tobey did it strictly for the MONEY, admitting that he wasn't even a Spider-Man fan, and knew very little about the core of the character, and it showed on screen. We need people who actually know the characters (or are willing to do some research), and care more about just getting a huge paycheck and producing mediocre work, which Tobey did. Which sums up the majority of young (American) Hollywood actors.
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Emma Roberts should be the one !!!
Why is an American superhero movie being cast with Brits??? I don't have anything against them, but they wouldn't let an american be in the Harry Potter movies. This seems to be a double standard.
I was just thinking the same thing!
There was an American in Harry Potter. She played Susan Bones. The redhead and the begining of the first movie.
Exactly! What's with all these Brits and Aussies? I don't have anything against foreign actors, but don't we have enough American actors to choose from for this very American comic book adaptation?
And that Garfield guy does not look Peter Parkerish to me at all. His hair scares me.
I'm 95% sure that that's not a picture of Mary Elizabeth Winstead....
Who cares about this crap?
That is definitely her, I'm a big fan.
Ummm, that's Kate Winslet.
Mary Elizabeth winstead would have been good. She was much better than the rest of the candidates. But apparently she is no longer in the running for reasons unknown. Emma would be good, if the actor playing spider-man was a bit younger.
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