With the new Spider-Man casting race far behind us, it was only a matter of time before a new casting race started for Andrew Garfield’s love interest in the reboot movie. That’s right, his “love interest” because, while we don’t know exactly who his new girl’s going to be, we know for sure now that it won’t be Mary Jane Watson. GASP! SHOCK! SCANDAL! The Hollywood’s Reporter’s saying that the actresses in the running have been given scripts where the character isn’t even named. I honestly hoped that they would’ve gone really old school and made Spidey’s first girlfriend in the comics his love interest, here. Namely, Betty Brant. That’s right, teenage Peter Parker was dating his young adult co-worker, Ms. Brant, back in the early days - - another plot element from the 60s that probably never fly today. Even though it’s still every teen guy’s fantasy.
Questions of office-appropriate conduct aside, it probably won’t be Betty Brant because all the ladies in this casting race are about as old as Andrew Garfield is, which really only leaves Gwen Stacy or the Black Cat. And who are these pretty young ladies? == TEASER ==From left to right...
- Lily Collins (THE BLIND SIDE)
- Emma Roberts (HOTEL FOR DOGS)
- Ophelia Lovibond (NOWHERE BOY)
- Teresa Palmer (THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE)
- Imogen Poots (28 WEEKS LATER)