‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Eyes Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson; Wants Electro as the Villain!

Marvel is also reportedly looking to cast Harry Osborn, a role originated by James Franco in the Sam Raimi trilogy.
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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Eyes Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson; Wants Electro as the Villain!

Shailene Woodley is in early talks to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2The Descendants star Shailene Woodley is in early talks to star in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Mary Jane Watson. Kirsten Dunst portrayed Peter Parker's redheaded love interest in the original Spider-Man trilogy, although director Marc Webb went with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) as Peter's girlfriend in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Sony is also seeking actors to play Harry Osborn, Peter's best friend portrayed by James Franco in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. It is also rumored that the studio is looking for someone to play Electro, a villain who gains the ability to control electricity after he is struck by lightning. The villain's involvement has not been confirmed yet.

Marc Webb is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Orci,Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner, based on an early draft by James Vanderbilt. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014.

Sources:Variety

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  • vanboy • 3 years ago

    Wow she's beautiful! Now that's what Mary Jane should look like!

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    • shuabert • 3 years ago

      She'd be a good choice. She was great in The Descendants. As for Electro, he could be cool if they sort of do it like the video game Infamous, and don't go over the top with him like he is in the comics. But, Lizard was the goofiest thing in an otherwise serious film in the first one, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the same thing here.

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      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

        @bawnian-dexeus -- She's a decent actress, but nothing above that. Either way, I strongly agree. Apparently, every celebrity is "hot".

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        • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

          @diaigma@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Yup.

          @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Although in Stone's case, I get her acting, just not the high praise for her beauty. She's cute.

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          • diaigma • 3 years ago

            @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx - As @bawnian-dexeus confirmed, my strength is animation. It shows here. Just cast a great actress who looks the role and I'll be an ecstatic camper :P

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            • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

              @bawnian-dexeus -- I'd replace the term "expect", for "hope". Emma Stone doesn't seem like a Gwen to me, but I haven't read the comics, so I don't know if my opinion on that holds any weight. Hopefully, we get an unknown.

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx We can only expect the studio to cast the right person with, as has been said before, the right balance of acting and bombshell.

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                • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                  @bawnian-dexeus -- Yeah, I was a little baffled there.

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I understand. Of course, our animated friend threw her name out there, and to be honest, compared to the other two, well, the proof is in the pudding

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                    • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                      @bawnian-dexeus -- But, as far as I'm concerned, she doesn't have any acting credibility? I mean, she's f*cking gorgeous - perfect, if I may say. But, we don't want another female from the likes of "Transformers".

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                      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                        On the subject of redheads, can we get Deborah Ann Woll?

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                        • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                          @diaigma@bawnian-dexeus -- I don't mean to interject, but are you guys referring to the Susan Coffey I think you're implying, as in Susan Coffey, the model?

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                            @diaigma If I may, if I had to choose, Coffey would win my vote, period. I mean, damn

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                            • diaigma • 3 years ago

                              @narrator@ejk1@bawnian-dexeus@corey - Not bad, but I'm torn. Emma was the perfect MJ, but ... dang, she pulled a great Gwen, too. As much as I like Wood, Susan Coffey or Kay Panabaker would suit better. Otherwise, That's a mighty solid list :P

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                              • skywise • 3 years ago

                                Electro is such a second teir...hell, thrid teir character. He's like the villian Spidey has to fight just to get to the REAL villain.

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                                • chperez • 3 years ago

                                  I still see no point on this stupid reboot, Raimis Spiderman movies were great...

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                                  • David-garcia-67788063 • 3 years ago

                                    Wow Sony is getting desperate over this, with all the glory Disney is getting with the Avengers, and the phase 2 marvel films starting with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World along with others in 2014 like Captain America 2, Ant Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy that will sure eat and obliterate The Amazing Spiderman 2. Don't get me wrong I like to see a spidey 2 and like to see electro, but to me it is a waste since...well all are focus on with Disney/Marvel's Phase 2 films. Ugh! Sony needs to give Spiderman to Disney and not hurting itself.

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                                    • moviemouse • 3 years ago

                                      im surprised how many people ive heard saying they want to see kraven the hunter

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                                      • moviemouse • 3 years ago

                                        hmm cute, never seen her act before so don't know if she would be able to pull of MJ, electro should never be in a spider man movie its suicide didn't they scrap S-M4 because rami wanted vulture and they thought he was to boring? you could do a lot more interesting things with vulture on screen than electro, im sure this will stay just a rumor though

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