No sooner had The Secret Life Of The American Teenager star Shailene Woodley been rescued from the certain death that is sex outside the bonds of marriage than she possibly landed a far safer occupation—that of The Amazing Spider-Man's oft-imperiled occasional girlfriend Mary Jane Watson. Variety reports that Woodley is in talks to get a lot of hair dye and join the franchise's next, Marc Webb-directed installment, presumably setting up the day when she will replace Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, whom Stone can't wait to see die. It also, of course, sets up Webb's reboot to begin more closely mirroring Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy—a path possibly made even more obvious by the studio's search for someone to play Harry Osborn who isn't James Franco (or even James Franco's "James Franco").
One potential addition that won't immediately provoke another round of questioning why this franchise needed rebooting so soon: Electro, who some fans seemed to think made a sly introductory appearance in the first film, and who is now considered "one of the options" for the sequel's main villains. Have they also considered doing Green Goblin, or burning all extant copies of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and then doing Green Goblin?