It seems like the only reason Sony remade Spider-Man was so that they could recast it, since it was basically the same origin story, but with different actors and worse writing. And the only explanation I hear from people who liked it is that they hated Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield was way better. I imagine trading Kirsten Dunst for Shailene Woodley will have similar appeal. Here she is on the set of Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York yesterday, with Marc Webb back to direct and a release date in 2014. I barely recognize her without the bikini, but it’s nice to know that she’s 21 now (phew). Though I’ll be honest, very few of my superhero fantasies involved a love interest wearing a skirt over leggings. Can’t we send Spider-Man to Hawaii or something? Though I guess his powers are much more effective in areas with tall buildings. That’s the curse of Spider-Man’s powers that no one ever talks about – high real estate prices. With great power comes exorbitant price per square foot.
[more pics at JustJared]