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Shailene Woodley Could Be Mary Jane
For The Amazing Spider-Sequel

10 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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With Marc Webb safely back behind the camera for Sony’s sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone returning in front of it, the studio is now putting feelers out for new characters and cast members, with Shailene Woodley considered the front-runner to play iconic Peter Parker partner Mary Jane Watson.

Yes, while the first of the rebooted Spidey franchise put the focus on Peter and Gwen Stacy, it appears that his most famous, redheaded love interest arrives in the second film, which may or may not signal that Stone’s Stacy could be headed for her ultimate fate.

Woodley is listed in Variety’s story as being in early talks, and isn’t confirmed yet. But given her award-nominated turn in The Descendants, she’s definitely got the skills to bring MJ to life.

She won’t be the only fragment of the Spider-Man universe making its way on screen: the filmmakers are apparently after someone to play Harry Osborn, Harry’s best pal and eventual enemy, as portrayed by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s trilogy.

And the hunt is also on for villainous types, with Electro rumoured to be the big bad for the second film.

The sequel, which has a script by James Vanderbilt, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinker, is now firmly in pre-production with the casting process in full, er, swing. It’s set to arrive On May 2, 2014.

Woodley will next be seen in indie comedy drama The Spectacular Now, which is out next year.


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RE: Red head, blonde dead...
The Hooded Man is right, Fallen Giant. I think this a great idea. MJ was never the love of Spidey's life - that has always been Gwen. L: Fallen Giant I love the idea or her playing MJ but think its way too soon to bring her in. The chemistry between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy was what sold the 1st one. You got to give them at least one more full movie together before you bring in the triangle and give Gwen the inevitable fate. As for the villain I want to see the "Sho More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 13:39 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

Who should play Harry Osborn??
If they wanted to add a cool little twist...how about Jesse Eisenberg? More

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Who should play Harry Osborn??
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RE: Red head, blonde dead...
L: Fallen Giant I love the idea or her playing MJ but think its way too soon to bring her in. The chemistry between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy was what sold the 1st one. You got to give them at least one more full movie together before you bring in the triangle and give Gwen the inevitable fate. As for the villain I want to see the "Shocker"!! Just with a better costume, naturally. I don't agree it's too early if anything she should have been in the first film as she's the girl wh More

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Red head, blonde dead...
I love the idea or her playing MJ but think its way too soon to bring her in. The chemistry between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy was what sold the 1st one. You got to give them at least one more full movie together before you bring in the triangle and give Gwen the inevitable fate. As for the villain I want to see the "Shocker"!! Just with a better costume, naturally. More

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