Having stolen the show from both George Clooney AND Matthew Lillard in The Descendants, Shailene Woodley made quite a splash. So it comes as no surprise that she’s up for the role of Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. As of right now, Woodley is in early talks for the role played by Kirsten Dunst in the original trilogy.
These versions of the films hew closer to the comics in which Mary Jane becomes Peter Parker’s love interest after she helps him grieve over the death of Gwen Stacy. Emma Stone has made it known that she’d like her character to be killed so perhaps that happens in the sequel, or a later entry. Or, considering Stone hasn’t yet signed on, maybe it happens off-camera like with Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
It’s been a forgone conclusion that Electro would factor into the sequel as a villian, but now there’s word that maybe sorta confirms it. Though there’s no mention of what actor will dress ridiculously for the role. (Variety)