Spider Man 2012: Emma Stone, Kirsten Dunst And Other Ladies Who Got Tangled Up In Peter Parker's Web [PHOTOS]

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  • Emma Stone
    “Working with Emma was like diving into a thrilling, twisting river and never holding on to the sides,” Andrew Garfield told Vogue. Reuters
  • Actor Kirsten Dunst arrives at the gala premier of the movie Melancholia outside the Ryerson Theatre, at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto
    Kirsten Dunst (“Marie Antoinette,” “Elizabethtown”) played Peter Parker’s great love, the red-haired Mary Jane Watson. She played the role in the three Spider-Man films that starred Tobey Maguire. Reuters
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
    Actress Bryce Dallas Howard (“Lady in the Water,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) played Gwen Stacy in “Spider-Man 3.” Reuters
  • Elizabeth Banks
    Actress Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” “Role Models”) played Betty Brant in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films. Banks played the secretary of J. Jonah Jameson, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Bugle, where Peter Parker worked. Reuters
  • Evan Rachel Wood
    Evan Rachel Wood (“Across the Universe,” “True Blood”) was cast in the role of Mary Jane Watson for the Broadway production of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts, Entertainment Weekly reported. (The musical had a famously disastrous production start that caused several delays.) REUTERS
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The Amazing Spider-Man is set to hit theaters on July 3, and the film promises a fresh take on the comic book superhero story.

Peter Parker will be played by British-American actor Andrew Garfield. His love interest in this installment, Gwen Stacy, will be played by actress and real-life girlfriend Emma Stone (The Help, Easy A).

Stone recently described the casting process for the film with the Daily Beast: I had worked with Sony before on 'Superbad,' 'Zombieland,' and 'Easy A,' and they had talked with me about Mary Jane originally, because they didn't know where they were going to go with it. When it came back around to Gwen Stacy, they asked if I'd audition, and Andrew had already been cast. I looked into the saga of Gwen Stacy and it was stunning -- a huge slice of pop culture history, and it was something I really wanted to be a part of.

Stone joins a long list of actresses who have played a love interest to the popular comic book superhero.

Here are just a few actresses who have played Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy and others. Who do you think is best for Peter Parker?

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