Did anyone else think it was kind of cool and ironic that The Amazing Spider-Man was directed by someone called Marc Webb? Webb? Seriously? We’d hire him just for that name. But we digress from the main point of this story. We’ve been wholly attached to the pairing of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Peter Parker-but-I’m-really-Spidey and Gwen Stacy. To be honest, we’re quite happy with the fact that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series (it was a trilogy) with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco was canned. It didn’t resonate it with us as much as Garfield and Stone’s new take did. C’mon, we even grew to love Emma as a blond, and we know she was just born to be a red-head! Now, we’re at the point where The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is being cast, and while we know that both Garfield and Stone are are reprising their roles as Spidey and Gwen, respectively, the rest of the cast needs to be locked down. Variety reports that one big role is close to being filled — Mary Jane Watson’s. Sony is in early talks with Shailene Woodley for the role and apparently, she’s their top choice at the moment. Production will start early next year, so things may change until then, but for now we’re going to follow the trail and see if Woodley’s discussions with the studio translate into something concrete. But more importantly, do you think this is a good casting decision? Would Shailene make a good Mary Jane? Besides, matching up to Garfield and Stone’s chemistry is going to be very tough, so we’re wondering if she’ll be able to take on the task.
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