Marc Webb is back in the director’s chair for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which means the film should start production in the near future. Rumors are already swirling about who is going to be featured in this film alongside the returning Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.
The most recent rumors are the ones saying that The Descendants actress Shailene Woodley is currently trying out for the role of Mary Jane. This news hits me with mixed reactions, because I loved her performance in The Descendants, but I’d rather not see them bring Mary Jane into the rebooted franchise this early in the game. I was really hoping Webb and co. would stick with characters not heavily featured in the last series, but I guess that isn’t going to happen.
There’s also talk about casting Harry Osborn, which would only confirm their lack of creativity.
One positive thing to look at with all of this Amazing Spider-Man 2 news is that they are looking at Electro to be the villain for the second film. This is better news, but still not the greatest. Electro rumors are most-likely a direct result of that hidden scene at the end of Amazing Spider-Man that revealed a mystery man.
Are you looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Do you want them to bring Mary Jane and Harry Osborn into this new series this early?