“Why Would I Push You Away? I Love You…”

August 20, 2010 at 11:08 am (Movies)

I’ll admit, that title is terrible. I did have some trouble finding a Peter Parker to Mary Jane quote for that. As many of you know, one of the projects I’ve been following very very closely and praying for it not to be a complete disaster is Marc Webb’s Spiderman reboot. With the casting of Andrew Garfield about a month and a half ago, the eyes are now turning to who will be the leading woman, Mary Jane. Below is a recently announced shortlist, along with pictures for comparison/contrast for who could be the next Mary Jane Watson in the Spiderman universe.

Imogen Poots-Besides having a funny last name, Poots *giggle*, 21 years old, has starred in the recent comic book film V for Vendetta, the horror film 28 Weeks Later, and has recently been involved in the acclaimed movie Solitary Man, and wil be in the film “Jane Eyre” next year. She grew up in the theater and now is involved in a model company. Oh and also, her middle name is gay… Gay Poots…

Ophelia Lovibond-Lovibond, age 24, has had less of a film career, starring in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy and will also be in the upcoming film London Boulevard along with Keira Knightly and Colin Firth.

Lily Collins-Collins, Age 21, is the daughter of legendary musician Phil Collins, and has a lot of experience in modeling, journalism, and acting from her experience in an Drama/Arts school. Recently she starred as the daughter in The Blind Side, and will be in the western/superhero/horror film “Priest”, due out by the end of the year.

Teresa Palmer-Palmer, age 24, has had quite a few acting opportunities over the years. She starred in 2008’s Bedtime Stories along with Adam Sandler, in 2006’s The Grudge 2, and very recently she was the love interest in the Nicolas Cage adventure film The Sorceror’s Apprentice.

Emma Roberts-Roberts, age 19, may be more familiar to the Nickelodeon crowd, as she was involved in UnFabulous and Drake and Josh. Over the years she’s been involved in both children and adult films, including Aquamarine, Blow, Nancy Drew, Hotel for Dogs, Valentine’s Day, a main role in Scream 4, and this year’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a film I am greatly anticipating.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead-If you’re one of the few that saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World with me (either at my screening as one of my friends or just seeing it on opening weekend), you got to see this actress at work as Ramona Flowers. Winstead, Age 25, has had quite an acting career and even a singing career. She had a supporting role in Sky High, a lead role in Final Destination 3, and even played Bruce Willis’ daughter in Live Free or Die Hard. Sources are saying though she may no longer be in the running.

Personally, my vote is going with Poots. I think she definitely has the look of Mary Jane, but you could also say Teresa Palmer pulls it off nicely as well. I do like the Collins girl, although she’s bordering a little on the unibrow-ish side in some of her other pictures. Who should be Mary Jane? Comment, share your opinion.



  1. darkcloak said,

    Its a tough choice for me

  2. The James said,

    My vote is for Ramona Flowers.

  3. Earl said,

    I have to vote for Imogen!

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