Chris Cooper Signs Onto ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’, Plus First-Look At Shailene Woodley As MJ


Marc Webb must be hellbent on getting all of those that hated his first Amazing Spider-Man to actively start championing his sequel, titled The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

We’ve already covered the massive casting decisions in various news articles, plus our podcast and we’ve recently revealed the images of the new suit.

But now we’ve got another actor getting added to the mix, plus we have our first look at Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane.

Chris Cooper has signed on to play Norman Osborn (father of Harry Osborn, played by Dane DeHaan). Cooper’s signing is great news, because now we might have to start talking about the possibility of the Green Goblin in Spider-Man 2 or possibly even 3. It looks like Webb is planning for two films, so don’t be surprised if there’s a lot of setup in 2 that ties us into part 3.


The first image of Woodley as MJ isn’t all too revealing. She looks as good as you’d expect her to look with the red hair, but until we actually see footage I don’t think it’s fair to comment too extensively. I’m sure she can carry the weight of the role just fine, but will she have that sparking chemistry that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield shared in the first film? We’ll just have to wait and see.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

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