Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mary Jane cut from 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Woodley will not be caught in Spidey's web
Recently, we talked about the likely demise of Gwen Stacy in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 after some behind the scenes photos were put on the web that showed Emma Stone in an outfit identical to the one worn in the comic when Gwen dies. The introduction of character Mary Jane Watson (portrayed by Shailene Woodley) was also an indicator that we wouldn’t be seeing Gwen Stacy in the third installment.

Well, Spidey fans, it looks like a pumpkin-bomb has been thrown into our web, because director Marc Webb and Sony Pictures have decided that Mary Jane Watson will not be appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but will be making her first appearance in the third installment (which has already been greenlit for 2016, along with a fourth for 2018).

"I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship," Webb said of his choice to put off introducing another love interest at this time.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Shailene Woodley was only on set for a few days and had only filmed a limited number of scenes -- none of which will appear on the big screen. It is also believed that the role will be recast for the next installments of the franchise.

-Nowal Massari