Since magically erased her marriage to Peter Parker, Marvel’s changed it in ‘Amazing Spider-Man #601’ and Mary Jane Watson was set to reappear in Peter’s life in a story by Mark Waid and artist Mario Alberti.
Now comes word that a Golden Globe nominee for The Descendants, Shailene Woodley is in talks to play Mary Jane Watson in the highly anticipated sequel.
However, the news of Mary Jane’s appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 follows the idea that the new Spider-Man trilogy will take elements from the controversial Gwen Stacy storyline in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man No. 121’ comic book.
As you probably know the role of perennial red-headed love interest of Pater Parker was previously played by Kirsten Dunst in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy.
Furthermore, Electro, the supervillain who can control electricity, is rumored to be one of the two villains to join Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the Marc Webb-directed sequel, as well.
The script will be credited to frequent tentpole writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as Jeff Pinkner, based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due out in theaters on May 2nd, 2014.
Besides her ABC Family series ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager,’ Woodley is attached to star in Gregg Araki’s indie drama White Bird and just wrapped James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now with Miles Teller.