Rumor: Zooey Deschanel Cast in New Spider-Man Movie

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Rumor: Zooey Deschanel Cast in New Spider-Man Movie

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Zooey Deschanel is the latest name tossed into the swirling whirlpool of Spider-Man casting rumors.

Today, MTV is reporting that Zooey Deschanel (notably Trillian in 2005's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) may be filling the role of Betty Brant in Mark Webb's Spider-man reboot. Elizabeth Banks played the role in the 2002 Spider-Man, bringing the Daily Bugle's Betty to life for a couple minutes; all the same, the character isn't a pivotal one. One might think that casting Betty isn't terribly exciting, but director Webb apparently "has big plans for her."

Webb has spent the week racking up names for his reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Earlier this week, we heard of the casting of Martin Sheen and Sally Field as Uncle Ben and Aunt May, respectively, and the confirmation that Rhys Ifans will be playing Dr. Curt Connors. We were told that Mary-Jane Watson will not be in the film, no matter who the internet collectively decides to cast for the part. Oh, and in news that will surprise no one, the film is going to be released in 3-D.

While we're staffing up the newsroom, I'd like to see some casting for J. Jonah Jameson. This whole regime change unfortunately means that I won't see more J.K. Simmons in the role; those are some big, shouty shoes to fill. Right now the frontrunners are John Slattery (okay) and Sam Elliott (perhaps not).

Source: MTV Splash Page

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If thats true i will see this movie. I want her so bad lol. As for the no J.K Simmons that makes me sad.

Mmmm... Zooey Deschanel...

I don't care who they cast. If Sam Raimi isn't directing Spiderman, I'm not watching Spiderman.

As much I as I can see the reasoning for a complete recast of characters when something like this happens they recast Judi Dench as M after going from Pierce Brosnan's bond to the current Daniel Craig and while on the topic Desmond Llewelyn played Q for something like 36 years with only one exception which covers a whole slew of new Bonds. J.K. Simmons for J. Jonah Jameson in my books would not destroy the movie and if anything could win some good will from fans that dislike the idea of a "reboot" so soon.

p.s. just face it Mr. Webb he kicked ass at the job too.

Damn it! No J.K. Simmons, he owned the role of Jameson.
I just can't imagine anyway yelling "Parker!" as well as he can.

Not too bothered about the Mary Jane thing.
Ever since the third movie and the Spectacular series, Gwen has always seemed like a more appealing character (still can't get over that cancellation).
Anyways, as to JJ, its obvious that the only one to proceed JK is the King of Boomstick himself,

Bruce Campbell...... wait a minute....... DAMN!

Interesting... I didn't know there was going to be a new Spider-Man movie :P

Also, a new person giving us news! Hello! Welcome to The Escapist :D

It is kinda sad that the series will be taking out JK Simmons, and as far as I've seen, the roster for this new set isn't too heavily impressive. Won't complain too much, just...meh, so far.

And c'mon...dunno if people loved her, but I loved Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson....

I want her. So badly.

Ahhh, Deschanel...

Perhaps there is hope for this probably aweful movie.

Anyone else think that she looks like Katey Perry?

Elizabeth Grunewald:
Right now the frontrunners are John Slattery (okay) and Sam Elliott (perhaps not).

J.K. Simmons was perfect for the part, but I think Sam Elliott could work. The only problem would be keeping his mustache from taking the lead role.

For some reason the thought of Brian Blessed as J. Jonah Jameson popped into my head, which amused me for a good few minutes.

Seriously though, another Spiderman movie? Why?

Yosharian:
Mmmm... Zooey Deschanel...

seconded.

Hell. She's the only reason I watched The Happening.

Sigh..

Wait! Zooey Deschanel AND Emma Stone in that movie.

*faints*

Also not surprised Webb wants to work with her again after (500) Days of Summer.

Cheesebob:
Anyone else think that she looks like Katey Perry?

You shut your face... please. Zooey is MUCH more talented and has proven it. Despite how much I want to be against this movie, Mr. Webb knows my weak spot. Touch-e sir, touch-e.

Well, I'm seeing this movie.

Moriarty70:

Cheesebob:
Anyone else think that she looks like Katey Perry?

You shut your face... please. Zooey is MUCH more talented and has proven it. Despite how much I want to be against this movie, Mr. Webb knows my weak spot. Touch-e sir, touch-e.

She may be more talented, but she isn't as attrative

warmonkey:

Yosharian:
Mmmm... Zooey Deschanel...

seconded.

Hell. She's the only reason I watched The Happening.

Sigh..

I don't even think she's a very good actor. I don't care.

What do you say about her? if you say "hur hur I'd tap that" then you sound like a dick cos she's all pixie-like and adoreable, but if you go all cutesy and say you want to marry her, then you come off as a scary stalker because she's not THAT pixie-like and adoreable.

Wow, great cast. I really want to marry Zooey. She's so freaking talented as an actress and musician and I think she's gorgeous. She's just my type.

Slattery would be a great choice. He owns the funniest line from Mad Men, discussing a man who bums him out because he is in Alcoholics Anonymous and warns others about drinking:
"He killed a man with a motorboat! You know what gets you over something like that? Drinking!"

Yosharian:
Mmmm... Zooey Deschanel...

Read my fucking mind.

WHAT!?

NO J.K. SIMMONS?!

...I really, really thought they could make a decent spider-man reboot, but NO FUCKING J.K. SIMMONS, seriously, you guys, seriously.

Oh Zoey, bane of my heart. How I covet thee...

Cheesebob:
Anyone else think that she looks like Katey Perry?

Very much so, and I can't understand the fascination towards her. She looks rather...ordinary.

Virgil:

Elizabeth Grunewald:
Right now the frontrunners are John Slattery (okay) and Sam Elliott (perhaps not).

J.K. Simmons was perfect for the part, but I think Sam Elliott could work. The only problem would be keeping his mustache from taking the lead role.

Gary Oldman?

Whelp. There goes any hope anyone could ever have had for this pile of shit being good.
Zooey Deschanel is probably the worst actress of all fucking time. Go watch Tin Man and see. The rest of the cast were practically dragging that wooden fucking mannequin around.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Cheesebob:
Anyone else think that she looks like Katey Perry?

Very much so, and I can't understand the fascination towards her. She looks rather...ordinary.

Who, Zoey or Katy Perry? Because if it is the latter, I will have to hurt you over the internet in some form or another.

RatRace123:
Damn it! No J.K. Simmons, he owned the role of Jameson.
I just can't imagine anyway yelling "Parker!" as well as he can.

Here here! I agree with you, my friend.

J.K. Simmons WAS Jonah Jameson, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Lol, butts. Sorry, just came from the PTC 'cursing' thread. <.<;

InterAirplay:

warmonkey:

Yosharian:
Mmmm... Zooey Deschanel...

seconded.

Hell. She's the only reason I watched The Happening.

Sigh..

I don't even think she's a very good actor. I don't care.

What do you say about her? if you say "hur hur I'd tap that" then you sound like a dick cos she's all pixie-like and adoreable, but if you go all cutesy and say you want to marry her, then you come off as a scary stalker because she's not THAT pixie-like and adoreable.

Not to mention that commenting on actors and how hot they are usually makes you sound ill in the head. They're famous, unless they're Matt Damon, they're not going to pick up an average joe/jane like us. Keep the fantases inside of your head, please.

The only thing worse than that is when people go to see movies because of how hot the lead actor/actress is. A bunch of my friends went to go see Salt with Angelina Jolie for the main reason, "Hurr hurr, she's hawt." I'm glad they each wasted 10+ bucks for a shitty movie...

Cheesebob:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Cheesebob:
Anyone else think that she looks like Katey Perry?

Very much so, and I can't understand the fascination towards her. She looks rather...ordinary.

Who, Zoey or Katy Perry? Because if it is the latter, I will have to hurt you over the internet in some form or another.

Sorry, both of them. Just...not attractive to me.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Cheesebob:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Very much so, and I can't understand the fascination towards her. She looks rather...ordinary.

Who, Zoey or Katy Perry? Because if it is the latter, I will have to hurt you over the internet in some form or another.

Sorry, both of them. Just...not attractive to me.

*cocks shotgun*

Fair enough.

Cheesebob:

*cocks shotgun*

Fair enough.

*flicks open Dead-Ringer*

Get in line ;)

If they're going to recast JJ, their best bet is R. Lee Ermey.

He's got the whole "crewcut sporting asshole" part written on his face.

J Jonah Jamison= SAMUEL MOTHERFUCKING JACKSON!

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