Blondes as Redheads, Redheads as Blondes: First Official Photos from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

What is it with the Spider-Man film franchise? In the Sam Raimi trilogy, they cast traditionally blonde actress Kirsten Dunst as redheaded Mary Jane Watson and traditionally ginger actress Bryce Dallas Howard as blonde Gwen Stacy. And now, in Marc Webb’s reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, we’ve got Emma Stone, who we first met as the red haired object of Jonah Hill’s affection in Superbad, playing Gwen.

Thankfully, Stone looks the part, and looks perfect alongside Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker in these shots from the new Entertainment Weekly, which come to us by way of iFanboy:

Now, as for how Garfield looks… Well, we can’t say that we’re huge fans of all of the changes to the costume, but we think Garfield looks like a pretty darned good Peter Parker to us.

Lastly, when it comes to the debate over organic versus mechanical web-shooters — Maguire had organic shooters in the original trilogy, you’ll recall — we don’t have strong feelings either way. Generally, we like traditional depictions of characters, so the idea of the mechanical web-shooters appeals to us, but we do understand the argument that Parker would have no time to invent such things at such a young age, and that organic shooters just make more sense. So, we trust the filmmakers to make it make sense in the world they build, and we’ll just go along for the ride, either way.

How about you? What do you think of this new Spidey project, so far? It’s a long way’s off — July 3, 2012 is the release date, as of now — so why are they giving us so much so soon?