On the heels of Secret Life’s cancellation yesterday, Variety reports that Shailene is in early talks to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She is said to be the studio’s leading choice to star in the hit reboot’s sequel, which just began casting.
Shailene may not be a natural redhead, but neither was Kirsten Dunst, who played the Mary Jane to Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker in the original Spider-Man trilogy in 2002.
Production isn’t set to begin until early next year, which lines up perfectly with Shai’s post-Secret Life free time. After her Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Descendants, she hasn’t done many films, but maybe this was the flick she’s been waiting for!
“You can get a ton of offers, but the script has to be there, and I really respond to movies that make me feel,” she told Variety. “If I'm not passionate about a project, I'm not going to do it, regardless of who's involved."
It sounds like even big names like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone can’t woo her, but hopefully we’ll see Shailene in 3D when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters in May 2014!
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