Evan Rachel Wood is set to play Mary Jane Watson in the Broadway edition of Spider-Man. Hollyscoop first reported the news of the casting back in December.
But then scheduling conflicts got in the way for Evan, causing her to second guess her commitment to the Broadway show. But Moviefone has just confirmed that Evan is indeed on board as Mary Jane, and has pulled out of another movie to make things work. The website reports Wood has quit Zach Snyder’s Sucker Punch.
Evan also spoke with Sci Fi Wire about the upcoming Braoadway show, saying, "We're still looking for our Spider-Man, but it's going to be incredible. I just spoke with [director] Julie [Taymor] today, actually. It's going to be a crazy rock 'n' roll circus show. Julie's doing what she did with The Lion King to this: She's just taking it to a whole 'nother level."
Who could her co-star be?? They need a young Hollywood actor who can sing and act. They’d better not ask Zac Efron, because he’s over musicals. But maybe Chace Crawford wouldn’t mind doing a Broadway stint after he’s done taking Zac’s leftovers in the Footloose remake!