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First Look at Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

February 27, 2013 (3:52 am) GMT
The 'Descendants' actress sports red hair as Mary Jane Watson, the character previously portrayed by Kirsten Dunst with Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' trilogy.
First Look at Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

was photographed as Mary Jane Watson for the first time while shooting "" in New York on Monday, February 25. Shailene, who is famous for her role in "", was caught sporting red hair to play the superhero's love interest.

The character of Mary Jane was last played by in Sam Raimi's "" trilogy, which had as Peter Parker. The 30-year-old actress thought Shailene was perfect for the role. "I think she's a sweetheart and such a good actress," Kirsten told MTV in 2012. "I'm happy. If I had to pick someone, I'm happy she's following in my shoes."

In "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", Peter Parker () is too busy to take out the bad guys as Spider-Man, so he doesn't have enough time to spend with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy (). Peter can't keep the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away. Things will change for Peter after the emerge of a new villain, Electro (), and the return of Peter's old friend, Hary Osborn (). Peter also uncovers new clues about his past.

Mary Jane's role is reportedly not very big in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", but her story will expand in the next film. Apparently, this is the girl set to create a love triangle between her, Peter, and Gwen. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be in U.S. theaters on May 2, 2014.

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