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Emma Stone Cast in Spider-Man, But Not as Mary Jane

When news leaked that Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot was looking at Emma Stone to play its female lead, the idea of casting the sultry redhead as Mary Jane seemed like a no-brainer. However, in Sony's just-released announcement that Stone has indeed been cast in the film, there's a twist: She'll actually go blonde as Peter Parker's other love interest, the sweet, doomed Gwen Stacy. Does that mean that the fair-headed actresses we thought were being considered for Gwen -- including Dianna Agron and Mia Wasikowska -- were dyed-red herrings who were actually up for the other part of Mary Jane? (Or is there a second twist, and Aunt May just got a whole lot younger?) [EW]

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