Posted on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Now that Sony has the cast of Spider-Man almost all set, the other reboot the studio is slowly prepping is 21 Jump Street. Emma Stone, who plays Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man, was rumored as a part of the cast of Jump Street. But now she’s said that isn’t happening, and at the same time offers some comments about what’s going on with Spider-Man right now.
Speaking to MTV, the actress seems to kill the 21 Jump Street speculation with this line: “I don’t think I’m going to be part of that, but Jonah is one of my favorite people in the entire world.”
She’s also talking to MTV a bit about the prep for Spider-Man, which she says shoots in two weeks. (We knew that a December start date was being targeted.) Of taking on the role, Stone sounds as if it is just another job:
It’ll probably feel different when we start to do press, but we won’t have to deal with that for another year and a half. And there are harnesses I’m going to have to use in this one. That’s the only difference. Just the harnesses.
Today I went and did hair tests, because I have blonde hair now since Gwen has blonde hair. My natural hair is blonde, so it’s kind of nice. I looked in the mirror and said, “Oh my god, it’s me again, it’s been so long!” We’re finalizing the visual stuff. And I think we’ll start actually rehearsing, because we start shooting in two weeks.
But some of that might be due to the fact that the script is being knocked into shape right as they get down to the wire.
There are a lot of changes happening on a day to day basis. There’s a lot of open dialogue about where we’re going with this and how Peter and Gwen are going to come together and what makes the most sense for the story we’re telling. It’s an ever-changing thing. We’re still in that development period. It’s so fantastic. My background is in improv and things like that, so this kind of ever-changing nature is ideal for me.
That’s probably going to get some people worked up, but at this point I hope it is consternation over nothing. With the actors in place and starting to be set for their roles, some changes might naturally take place with respect to the script. And you’d expect that Sony is trying to keep any details from slipping out, so none of the actors are likely to offer up any key details about how the script works.