Shailene Woodley Up for Mary Jane Role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Descendants star Shailene Woodley is up for the role of Mary Jane Watson in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Variety reports. What’s more, they report that the studio is also casting the part of Harry Osborn and that Electro is currently rumored to be the film’s villain.

Andrew Garfield is confirmed to return for the May 2, 2014 release and Emma Stone is a near-certainty as well. This time around, the script arrives from Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt.

Mary Jane is best known to cinematic spider-fans for appearing in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, played by Kirsten Dunst. In the comics, she and Peter Parker are eventually married, although the marriage was, some years ago, magically undone and removed from continuity.

Harry Osborn, too, appears in Raimi’s films, played by James Franco. In the comics, Osborn is the son of Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe in Raimi’s films) and carries forth in his father’s footsteps to become the second Green Goblin.

Electro, meanwhile, has never definitively appeared on the big screen, though some fan speculation has suggested that the mysterious figure (played by Michael Massee) featured in The Amazing Spider-Man‘s end credits was, in fact, our first look at the character. First appearing in 1964’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” #9, Electro’s real name is Max Dillon and he has the power to control electricity.

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