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10:43 AM on 10/11/12 
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deanster321
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cough Brainy Jane cough
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cough Brainy Jane cough

If you're referring to MJ's nickname in USM, yes, she is a smart good student in that comic. But, also, she's Peter's primary love interest from the beginning of that series, and Gwen is a punk rocker. It's not exactly canon with The Amazing Spider-Man, although, with certain Ultimate aspects being present in the film, I could see them spinning that sort of persona on MJ. I'd prefer a character more like her original portrayal in the 616 universe, though.
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It is. She's an attractive, wild partyer who wouldn't have even been able to be in a serious relationship had it not been for Gwen's death. Nothing "Michael Bay" about it, it's just comic fact. She's supposed to be a model.


Emma Stone isn't model quality either, she's just the most charming female on the planet. Woodley is still growing up and can easily be model quality or at the very least, high school model quality without looking like a Michael Bay plastic model.

EDIT: And yes, that Seventeen logo makes me posting this look creepy. She's almost 21. It checks out!
12:16 PM on 10/11/12 
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deanster321
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If you're referring to MJ's nickname in USM, yes, she is a smart good student in that comic. But, also, she's Peter's primary love interest from the beginning of that series, and Gwen is a punk rocker. It's not exactly canon with The Amazing Spider-Man, although, with certain Ultimate aspects being present in the film, I could see them spinning that sort of persona on MJ. I'd prefer a character more like her original portrayal in the 616 universe, though.
Exactly, it's possible that she'll be more like the Ultimate MJ for all we know. I think I'd prefer if they can incorporate bits of both because that's probably the easiest way to make her distinct from Gwen and Kirsten Dunst's MJ.
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I just think the book-smart MJ is too similar to Gwen
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I agree that being a model and whatnot is fundamental to who MJ is. "Brainy Jane" doesn't makes sense with the classic smart-and-gorgeous Gwen approach they took.

I was actually hoping they'd bring MJ in with 2 so they could show her transition from party girl to great friend and companion after Gwen's death (I assume in 3), like in the comics. If they go "girl next door" approach, I'll be disappointed.
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Agreed about the apparent MJ casting. She's not really a bombshell, can't really picture her saying, "Go get 'em Tiger" and be super sexy about it.
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I was hoping for a bigger name too. After Peter, she's the most recognizable person associated with Spiderman. I know people who are still asking why she wasn't in this one. After getting Emma Stone as Gwen, I think they really need to step up the casting for such an icon.
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I think I'd prefer a breakout kind of actress rather than a really popular one for MJ. Having a hard time thinking of good young/young-ish popular actresses (that aren't Elizabeth Olsen or Jennifer Lawrence) that could do it.
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Maybe they could go the The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series approach with Gwen's and MJ's roles.

Really though, I just wanted an excuse to bring that show up. Damn good show.
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I think I'd prefer a breakout kind of actress rather than a really popular one for MJ. Having a hard time thinking of good young/young-ish popular actresses (that aren't Elizabeth Olsen or Jennifer Lawrence) that could do it.
I'm completely fine with Woodley getting cast due to her acting ability, but I believe my other possible choices could be Alexandra Daddario, Jessica Lowndes, and Allison Williams:


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Daddario and Williams could work. I like Lowndes but I don't think she'd fit the role well. Dianna Agron and Mary Elizabeth Winstead come to mind for me.
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Oh true. Olivia thirlby



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