The role was originally crafted for a bulkier, athletic actor, although now the part is being revamped to attract a, "dark and edgy" thespian. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning as Peter and Gwen Stacy, with Oscar nominee Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) confirmed to play Mary Jane Watson. Jamie Foxx has also been rumored to play the villain Electro, although that has not been confirmed.
Marc Webb will direct from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb.