Emma Stone Is Gwen Stacey, Not Watson

Sony Pictures has issued an official press release confirming Emma Stone had joined the cast of the “Spider-Man” reboot, ending several weeks of rumours.

In a surprise though, the release confirms she’s starring in the female lead role of Gwen Stacy rather than the Mary Jane Watson character to which she was linked earlier this week.

The new films have Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) falling for Stacy, a blond fellow college student and science major who will serve as Parker’s love interest. The Watson character is apparently taking a back seat in this incarnation.