Sarah Gadon Taking Over the Role of MJ? Plus, Major Plot Points for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Revealed?
So many questions! It’s been a rather hectic couple days for those involved with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Yesterday, it was announced that the role of Mary Jane Watson would be dropped from the upcoming sequel and would be bumped to the third film, despite the fact that Shailene Woodley had already filmed several scenes with Andrew Garfield. The fun didn’t stop there as it was eventually learned that Woodley was leaving the project all together and that a recast would be happening. Not 24 hours later, we heard a rumor that Sarah Gadon would be taking over the recently vacated role of MJ. Tonight, ETCanada confirmed that the actress had indeed joined the project. She did not, however, say in what capacity, but it’s a safe bet that she will be playing MJ.
This begs the question of what happened with Woodley? Something just isn’t right with the timeline here. I find it highly unusual for them to recast a role that won’t be filming now for at least a year, possibly longer. We know that the third film in the franchise will hit theaters in 2016, so that is a long tie for Gadon to sit on the role. That being said, the actress certainly looks the part more that Woodley and elimanates that creep age gap that Garfield and Woodley share, as Gadon is 26 years old. It makes you wonder if there was something about Woodley that wasn’t working out. If we learn that Gadon’s take on MJ will appear in the sequel, which is still filming in New York, then we certainly know something is amiss. All of this is pure speculation of course, so hold off on the hate mail.
Before I go on, I must issue the obligatory SPOILER WARNING for the remainder of this article. The folks over at MovieWeb have released some potentially juicy details regarding The Amazing Spider-Man 2. So, if you’re not a lover of spoilerish goodies, then I suggest you stop reading now.
According to the site’s source, Goblin will actually make his first appearance in the climactic battle of the second film. Below, you will see an image of a glass case that will contain Norman after his transformation into the formidable foe and eventually breaks out of. The second photo below is a mock-up of the Goblin’s glider that the stunt team has been using to practice on. Following that, you will find a model of the electric billboard that Electro is tossed into during a battle with Spider-Man. In the film, it will be revealed that Electro can actually fly (although from the description they give, it sounds more like hovering) when he is over metal. Using this “power,” he maneuvers himself out of the billboard and around Time Square, exposing himself for the first time to the folks of New York.
One of the more questionable plot points from the first film was how Peter Parker’s parents were…dealt with. The sequel will delve more into what actually happened to them, starting with a flash-back to their death. In this sequence, it is revealed that Mary Parker (Embeth Davidtz), is shot while on a plane. This, somehow, causes the plane to crash, killing Richard Parker (Campbell Scott) and his wife.
One last little tidbit regarding the new Spider-Man suit. The newest gadget that Peter has included is an MP3 player and most of the Rochester chase scene that has been featured in many on-set images will be set to some rocking music, making it seem as though only Peter can hear it as he does his thing. This hearkens back to one of the best scenes in the first film which featured Spider-Man fighting the Lizard in the school library while Stan Lee obliviously carries on while listening to his head phones.
It’s been expected that Gwen will meet her demise in this film and introducing Goblin in the final scenes of this installment only adds fuel to that fire. It also goes along with the previously rumored theory that Webb and company are setting up quite the film universe and possibly leading in to the Sinister Six. This has been an interesting project to follow and I have a hunch we haven’t seen the last of the antics.
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