Sony is also seeking actors to play Harry Osborn, Peter's best friend portrayed by James Franco in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. It is also rumored that the studio is looking for someone to play Electro, a villain who gains the ability to control electricity after he is struck by lightning. The villain's involvement has not been confirmed yet.
Marc Webb is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Orci,Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner, based on an early draft by James Vanderbilt. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013.
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.