Shailene Woodley In Talks To Play Mary Jane Watson In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel

The Descendants star Shailene Woodley is in early negotiations to play Peter Parker's most prominent love interest in Sony Pictures' follow-up to The Amazing Spider-Man. Additionally, the studio are searching for an actor to play Harry Osborn and the villain is rumored to be Electro.

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By Paul Romano - 10/10/2012


This is surprising news. With Marc Webb back in the director's seat for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, Sony Pictures are preparing the casting process for the film (which will begin production early next year). According to Variety, Shailene Woodley (who previously starred in The Descendants) is in early talks to play none other than Mary Jane Watson. The character, who is the most well known love interest of Peter Parker, was played by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Woodley is said to be the studio's leading choice for the coveted role. Sony are also looking for an actor to play Harry Osborn (previously played by James Franco), Parker's best friend.

Additionally, the rumored villain for the currently untitled sequel is Electro. Many have been wondering who the sequel's villain will be since the first movie's post-credits scene, which featured Michael Massee in an unspecified role. However, since production doesn't begin for a few more months, there's still plenty to decide which villain will take on Spider-Man in his next big screen outing. The film was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. Be sure to stay tuned to CBM for more news for the film.

The Amazing Spider-Man sequel is set to hit theaters May 2nd, 2014.









Source: Variety
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JoshWilding - 10/10/2012, 12:39 PM
Great news about Electro. He's one of my favourite Spider-Man villains. Shailene Woodley as MJ though? Terrible casting choice. She's a great actress, but as equally big a miscast for this character as Kirsten Dunst was.
DivinePeaceTime - 10/10/2012, 12:45 PM
^Agreed

She almost looks like a female version of Andrew Garfield haha
AEStark - 10/10/2012, 12:48 PM
No. Just no.
nowtheresaBATman - 10/10/2012, 12:49 PM
I concur Josh@
TheRock234 - 10/10/2012, 12:49 PM
she is hot as hell but not Mary Jane what about Mary Elizabeth winstead
Jollem - 10/10/2012, 12:50 PM
ms. woodley is attractive, but mj's gotta be model-hot



electro would be cool, but i was hoping for mysterio
dav1dca1n - 10/10/2012, 12:51 PM
good gravy please no... my wife watches that "Secret life of the pregnant skank" or whatever its called and she's just AWFUL. I've not seen "The Descendants" so maybe she's gotten better but still she's just not MJ
dezdigi - 10/10/2012, 12:51 PM
Does she have big tatas? If so, good to go!
Spidex3000 - 10/10/2012, 12:52 PM
Yea, she's too cute for Mary Jane, better than Dunst, but Mary Jane needs to be hot
MediaMan - 10/10/2012, 12:52 PM
Electro!!! YES!!!! It's. About. TIME!!!! I always wanted Raimi to use him.

If Webb does, he will be two for two on his (or Sony's) choice of villians.

Electro is so great because, when he first appeared, he was nearly impossible to beat. He almost didn't even have any regard for Spidey at all. He kept pounding him, and Spidey kept coming back til he did. Could be a GREAT story... let's hope.
imnotahero - 10/10/2012, 12:53 PM
Fuuuuuuuuuuuck that. Probably not even going to see this one, TAS was really boring.
Stumblin - 10/10/2012, 12:53 PM
I looked this chick up, she can definitely pull off the hot factor.

Feeling this movie is going to kick ass.
nailbiter111 - 10/10/2012, 12:53 PM
such a horrible choice for MJ. My interest in this sequel has plummeted to zero. good luck marc webb.
StormLoganSummers - 10/10/2012, 12:54 PM
Well, I'll be damned. We might get an attractive Mary Jane. And Electro as the villain sounds pretty cool too.
BigDamnHero - 10/10/2012, 12:56 PM
I feel that if they include MJ it'll just turn into some bull**** love triangle, and it'll sorta take away all the effect from Gwen's inevitable demise. If she is in it I hope she's just seen as a friend instead of a romantic interest.
DaenerysTargaryen - 10/10/2012, 12:57 PM
She's cute
marckos - 10/10/2012, 1:00 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PLEASE GOD NOOOOO!!!!

MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD IS THE PERFECT MARY JANE!!!!!!
luckylu - 10/10/2012, 1:01 PM
MJ needs to be the hottest thing on the planet. anything less is just a mockery :)
SpoonWielder - 10/10/2012, 1:02 PM
Yeah, if she's gonna be in it, then she definitely needs to just be a friend. The unfortunate thing is because of Raimi's Spider-man, everyone will see her as a love interest anyway.
luckylu - 10/10/2012, 1:02 PM
oh and i cant wait to look at electro and say "who the [frick] is that?"
nailbiter111 - 10/10/2012, 1:02 PM
30 yr old garfield making out with a girl that looks like she is 15. yup, spider-man just got creepy.
Spiderhog - 10/10/2012, 1:03 PM
MILA KUNIS for MJ!!!
GoILL - 10/10/2012, 1:03 PM
Shailene is cute but I have to go with Kamen and marckos choice on this one.
CrimsonArk - 10/10/2012, 1:03 PM
You people do realize she's suppose to be a TEENAGER right?
Peter is still in high school in TASM 2.
Ultimate Mary Jane wasn't a super model, she was just really pretty.
This is the teen MJ, not the college MJ who became a model.
This girls is really beautiful, look her up on Google images. Jesus stop being so shallow. I'm sure the vast majority of the people here couldn't pulla girl like her.
jimpinto24 - 10/10/2012, 1:05 PM
Awesome! But Mary Elizabeth Winstead should be casted as MJ Waston. Electro would be a great villian. But I also would like to see Spider-Man battle Shocker, The Vulture, Rhyno, or Mysterio. Just to name a few.
nailbiter111 - 10/10/2012, 1:06 PM
nobody cares about Ultimate Spider-Man. It's not canon to real Spider-Man fans, so I don't give a shit what that universe does with their MJ.
CrimsonArk - 10/10/2012, 1:07 PM
Seriously, people here b!tch about everything.
Nice job filling in the angry shallow nerd sterotype you jackasses.
nowtheresaBATman - 10/10/2012, 1:07 PM
@spiderhog Mila Kunis w/ red hair??
Dedpool - 10/10/2012, 1:08 PM
If they do Electro I hope they do his current suped up version or a cross between the ultimate and animated Spectacular version.
superpooper - 10/10/2012, 1:08 PM
Electro sounds cool. Maybe throw in one more from Spidey's rogue gallery as well...perhaps Mysterio?
marckos - 10/10/2012, 1:09 PM
nailbiter111 i agree, nobody gives a [frick] about ultimate spider-man
FightAs0ne - 10/10/2012, 1:10 PM
Damn Saint's gonna be pissed....




Though I am excited to see Electro in a Spidey movie.
TheBeard - 10/10/2012, 1:10 PM
Deborah ann woll from trueblood, way hot natural redhead. though she will most likely be busy filming true blood.
CrimsonArk - 10/10/2012, 1:11 PM
@ nailbiter111
Shut up you elitist. TASM takes place in Peter's high school years, so obvisouly they're going with the teen MJ. The only teen/highschool there is is the Ultimate version. And that doesn't necessarily mean she'll be like the Ultimate version, just look more like her then her older version.
She won't be a model.
She's in highschool. I swear there are so many stupidly ignorant people here.
XxComablackxX1937 - 10/10/2012, 1:12 PM
Shes hot but that's it..
FightAs0ne - 10/10/2012, 1:12 PM
@marckos Ult. Spiderman is great right now. It's one of the constant comics I buy as soon as it comes out.
CrimsonArk - 10/10/2012, 1:13 PM
Why the hell would they go with supermodels that have little to no experince with acting? Smh.
GUNSMITH - 10/10/2012, 1:16 PM
MEW IS THE ONLY ONE I WANNA SEE AS MJ
D117 - 10/10/2012, 1:17 PM
Not the worst choice, but if Marc Webb really thinks he's going to get creative control this time around, he's sadly mistaken. Because Sony is gonna [frick] it up once more, and I think Webb is an idiot for going back in the first place.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 10/10/2012, 1:19 PM
She looks cute and all, but with MJ.......




Yeah, we need that type of Mary Jane (above pics). Model-sexy and hot. So, for me, and for all others who support and agree on this, MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD, Sony!!




C'mon, Sony. You guys have brains, so use it and cast the d@mn woman! If you do so, then I'll probably forgive you for this......




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