We reported last week that Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Brady Corbet (Melancholia), and Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) were trying out for the part last week. However, the producers are now seeking actors with more athletic characteristics, so it is believed that those actors from last week are not in consideration anymore. Ironically, that trio tested because the studio revamped the role from being more athletic to "dark and edgy," but it seems the studio has flip-flopped their stance.
Marc Webb is directing the sequel from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner. It isn't known when shooting will begin.
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.