SPIDER-MAN 2 - Shailene Woodley in Talks to Play Mary Jane

Sony may have found its Mary Jane for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) is in early talks to play the love interest, according to Variety. The rising star is currently the top choice to star alongside Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel being directed by Marc Webb. Producers are also seeking an actor to play Harry Osborn, Peter Parker's best friend and eventual enemy. In Sam Raimi's trilogy, the role was played by James Franco with Kirsten Dunst playing M.J.. 

Filming is slated to begin early next year, so there is a bunch of time to figure out which Marvel villain Spider-Man will battle. Rumors have been circulating lately that Electro will be the villain, after recent casting calls went out to talent agencies. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Electro, who is the namesake of Max Dillon, an enemy of Spider-Man who gains the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning. Seeing as how lightning is a prominent factor in the post-credits scene of the first film, it is a logical guess that Electro could be involved.

Woodley made waves after starring in Descendants and was nominated for a Golden Globe and won an Independent Spirit Award. Despite numerous other film offers, she has been focused on her role in TV's The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The show will end its run after its upcoming fifth season. She is set to star in Gregg Araki's indie drama White Bird and recently wrapped James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now with Miles Teller.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014. I think that Woodley would be a great fit for Mary Jane. Electro would also make a formidable villain for the sequel. What are your thoughts on this news?
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