Shailene Woodley will play Mary Jane Watson, the love interest of Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” as filming kicks off in New York. Woods was seen on set with red hair while spy photos revealed Andrew Garfield’s new Spider-Man costume.
The photos were posted on Just Jared and reveal Shailene Woodley, a natural brunette, sporting red hair on set of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” According to IMDb, The 21-year-old actress began her career when she was just 8-years-old, eventually landing a brief role on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and later appearing on “The O.C.” for six episodes as Kaitlin Cooper.
Several television roles followed before Woodley made her big screen debut in “The Descendants,” playing Alexandra King, the daughter of Matt King, portrayed by George Clooney. Her biggest role to date has been starring in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” as Amy Jeurgens. Woodley will star as Mary Jane Watson, the main love interest of Peter Parker, Garfield, in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Watson was previously played onscreen by Kirsten Dunst in the “Spider-Man” trilogy directed by Sam Raimi.
Watson has competition for Parker’s love in the new movie. Watson’s rival is Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone, and it’ll be interesting to see the dynamic between Woodley, Garfield and Stone. At this early stage of production it’s unclear how much of a role Watson will play in Parker’s life but in the comics, she is Spider-Man’s main love interest, and even married the web slinger, so chances are Woodley could appear in a future Spider-Man movie with more screen time.
Although the spy photos do not reveal Jamie Foxx as Electro, they do give a glimpse of Garfield in his new Spider-Man suit as first reported by Coming Soon. Some minor details have changed, including a change to the logo on the chest, some detail and texture work on the costume as well as larger eyes that are now white instead of black. In the photos obtained by Daily Mail, Spider-Man’s belt is back as well, making Spider-Man look more like his comic counterpart.
A video of the spy photos from New York can be viewed below.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.