Last month, filming for Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ began in New York. Shortly after the start of production, the first look at Spidey’s new costume and a bunch of set photos began to hit the web in addition to the director’s mysterious tweets from the set. Now, we have a few more new pics featuring the lovely ladies of Peter Parker’s life.
In these latest photos from the set courtesy of Geek Tyrant, we get to see Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy interacting with franchise newcomer Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson for the first time. It’s unknown what lead to this meeting, but my guess is that somewhere out there Spider-Man’s spider sense is going off as his exes (or future exes) meeting could lead to some awkwardness for him down the line. You can see the pictures in the gallery below:
In addition to the pictures, there’s also a video from the scene between Stone and Woodley. As you can see, things look pretty awkward between the two of them on that porch. If you’re not into spoilers, you have nothing to worry about because you can’t hear what they’re saying, but you can still see the discomfort in Gwen’s face and both girls’ body language:
Previously, I said that I wasn’t buying Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Waston, and I know a lot of people are on my side on this, but let me play devil’s advocate here. We’re all used to seeing the aspiring model/struggling actress version of Mary Jane. Well, what if Marc Webb is going for more of an Ultimates Universe vibe for his Mary Jane? In the Ultimates Universe, Mary Jane is a spunky and assertive aspiring journalist with a temper that utilizes Peter Parker as her cameraman. Thinking about that description for a minute, I think Woodley actually does fit that description. Keeping that in mind, I feel like she’ll fit the character just fine. But we’ll really be able to tell once we finally get to see some real footage at some point.
What do you think about the latest set pictures and video from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’? How awkward do you think it is for Gwen and MJ when they first meet? Do you think Peter is involved in their meeting? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, and Chris Cooper is set to hit theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.