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Spider-Man Update: Katie Holmes as Gwen Stacy?

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The latest "Spider-Man" casting rumor from Spider-Man Hype says Katie Holmes may make a cameo appearance in the film, playing Gwen Stacy. For those unaware of Stacy's importance in the Spidey universe, she was Peter Parker's first love. I'll refrain from further details, for it may spoil the movie, but if you want to know what became of Gwen in the comic books, visit Captain Comics. Spider-Man Hype says Holmes' appearance would be a setup for a larger role in the "Spider-Man" sequel—and there will be a sequel.

This Holmes rumor is bolstered by the actress' connections to "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire. Holmes worked with Raimi on his upcoming thriller, "The Gift," and she acted opposite Maguire in Ang Lee's suburban drama "The Ice Storm."

Spider-Man Hype also reports that another "Gift" cast member, Gary Cole ("Office Space"), may take the role of Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson. Previous reports had William H. Macy ("Fargo") as the Jameson front-runner, but it's become apparent that previous "Spider-Man" reports have the value of wampum.

Speaking of previous reports (which we're doing), months of conjecture about Spidey's adversary—the Green Goblin—have yielded little factual information. This important role has yet to be cast, but the latest rumors say Willem Dafoe ("Shadow of the Vampire") is the prime contender. Official word on Dafoe's involvement has yet to surface, so for the time being his name should be added to the growing list of actors who have expressed an "interest" in playing the Goblin. Nicolas Cage and John Malkovich both considered the role, but scheduling conflicts or an aversion to the color green prompted each to pass.


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Posted by Mac on October 27, 2000 02:48 PM
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