Face it, tiger — we just hit the jackpot on “Spider-Man” news overload!
With Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield officially back on board for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” not to mention Emma Stone most likely returning as Gwen Stacy, things are moving forward at a very quick clip on the developing sequel. Case in point: today’s news that Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn and even Electro will have roles in the movie. There’s even potential casting news on one of those parts.
Read on for the breakdown!
» Variety reports that “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” actress Shailene Woodley is in early talks to play Mary Jane in the “Amazing” sequel. “Early talks” is hardly “locked and loaded,” but it’s at the very least a hint at where Webb’s head is at when it comes to casting Peter Parker’s iconic love interest, if not the exact person for the role. Woodley might not be a popular choice for the part, but I’m wholeheartedly in favor of seeing her as MJ; she’s got all the attitude and ferocity to back up the red-headed bombshell, and her scenes opposite Stone as Stacy would be a must-watch.
» The report also states that Harry Osborn, best friend of Peter Parker and heir apparent to the Oscorp empire, will have a starring role in the next “Amazing” movie. Casting is ongoing, so no one to identify just yet. That gives us some time to think up actors for the role ourselves, doesn’t it?
» Finally, it looks like Electro could very well be the villain of the next “Spider-Man” movie. Variety says that Max Dillon is one of several bad guys that Sony is considering putting up against Peter Parker in the upcoming sequel, but also notes that the studio has plenty of time to finalize that decision with production still months away from beginning.
All in all, a busy day for “Spider-Man” news. Stay tuned for further updates and analysis as we have time to process everything.
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