With Andrew Garfield already set to play Peter Parker in Marc Webb's Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, the casting has now shifted to the female lead character, Gwen Stacy. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Emma Roberts, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Ophelia Lovibond, Lily Collins and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are a few of the actresses vying for the role.
The site reports that the actresses have been meeting with both director Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield and that the new film will feature Gwen Stacy, who was portrayed by Bryce Dallas Howard in Spider-Man 3, as Peter Parker's love interest instead of Mary Jane Watson. However, it was said that the script pages these actresses have received did not indicate what character they were reading for. So they could either be trying out for Gwen Stacy or an unspecified new character.
It was also stated that the actresses have not undergone screen tests, only that they were taking meetings and early readings for the role. Columbia representatives wouldn't comment on the story and it was also said that another round of meetings could happen this weekend. And that other actresses that they didn't name are in contention for the role as well.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates on the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot as soon as we have more information.