Given the sheer number of British actors who have played American characters, do you think nationality would matter? I recall that J.K. Rowling objected to having a non-British actor play Harry Potter in the films. Would Stan Lee have a similar problem with Peter Parker?
It's bad enough that the studio is rebooting the franchise nine years after the first movie. Perhaps they should have done a sequel Spider-Girl franchise, based on the character created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. It would at least be slightly less confusing than this.