So I’m a day behind everyone else, but we got some Marvel movie news.
First off let’s start with news on the X-Men front. Famed Director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) is rumored to be taking on the role for the next Wolverine origins movie. Marvel producers did offer the job to the New York native who did work with Hugh Jackman on the Fountain several years back.
Now this seems to me to be good news seeing as to how flawed the original Wolverine movie was. No offense to Mr. Jackman but there is no where to go but up on the spectrum of X-Men movies.
The next news is a casting news update. Spider-Man 4 or the reboot already has a Brit playing Peter Parker but with rumors flying around about whether or not Mary Jane would be in it or even Gwen Stacy this got into a casting frenzy. Well the word came out that fake red head Emma Stone was officially cast as Pete’s love interest…BUT IT’S NOT MARY JANE WATSON! IT’S GWEN STACY!
Word is that Stone is actually a natural blond but I’ll believe it when I see it. This also leaves room for well an interesting comic adaptation. This could be the death of Gwen Stacy where Pete meets Mary Jane in college, but if it’s official that Stone is playing Stacy she won’t get killed off which thus means no Green Goblin this time, it’ll probably bee Doc Ock. But we don’t even know this!