UPDATE: Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane Watson NOT Appearing In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

In a surprising turn of events, Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane Watson will no longer appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and will now debut in the third installment. Do you think this is the right or wrong move in the already crowded sequel? Statement from Marc Webb.

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By Mark Julian - 6/19/2013

While focusing on their cover story "Divergent", Entertainment Weekly reports in their latest print-edition that the storyline for Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane Watson is now being saved for the third installment of Marc Webb's "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise. Said Woodely, "Of course I'm bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason...Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film." This news, ironically, comes on the heels of rumors that actress Felicity Jones is playing another Spider-Man love interest, Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat.

Initial remarks from Marc Webb explicitly stated that Mary Jane would only have a brief appearance in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as a set-up for a bigger role moving forward. Webb's statement was backed up by the relative short amount of time Woodley spent filming the sequel. Well apparently, that brief appearance is now being saved for the third installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man" which was just recently revealed to have secured a June 10, 2016 release date. No word on whether the footage that Woodley has already filmed will be used in the third installment or scrapped all together. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be released in the US on May 2, 2014.

UPDATE: From Marc Webb [via Deadline] - "I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her."



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Running Time: Filming in progress
Release Date: May 2, 2014 (USA)
MPAA Rating: This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Shaeline Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Foxx, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, Dane DeHaan and Martin Sheen.
Directed by: Marc Webb
Written by: James Vanderbilt (story),Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner (screenplay)

"In “The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. "

Source: EW
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CaptainAmerica - 6/19/2013, 8:02 AM
Uhhhh wtf?!?
Mucklefluga - 6/19/2013, 8:02 AM
WHAAAAAAAATTTTT!!!!!!???
luffycapri - 6/19/2013, 8:02 AM
Oh we'll, I knew some thing like this would happen .
ManCalledSting - 6/19/2013, 8:05 AM
Good, I thought having her in this was rushing the love story with Gwen, and also rushing the death in 2. Gwen should die at the end of this film, and a broken hearted Peter should meet MJ in 3. Plus with all that's going to be going on in this film, it makes sense to not have a love triangle going on.
ManCalledSting - 6/19/2013, 8:05 AM
I'm Old Greg.!!!
thanos83 - 6/19/2013, 8:05 AM
Hilarious
teabag - 6/19/2013, 8:05 AM
hehehe bummed :P
teabag - 6/19/2013, 8:06 AM
I expect this gives her more time to get those boob and hair implants ;P
DrDoom - 6/19/2013, 8:08 AM
@teabag

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOL
ItsATrap - 6/19/2013, 8:08 AM
clearly its because there's already too much happening in this movie. they're trying to introduce a billion different villains AND gwen's death AND mary jane AND whatever the hell is happening with osborn AND what the hell does Harry have to do with it?
i liked the first one, but i don't have much faith in this movie.
darkspark - 6/19/2013, 8:13 AM
Replace her with a girl an actress that actually resembles the character...
WYLEEJAY - 6/19/2013, 8:15 AM
I'm happy with this. It means they can use the screen time to develop the characters that are integral to the plot.
ManCalledSting - 6/19/2013, 8:15 AM
Damn! How are we suppose to get a Gwen/MJ erotic scene in the Amazing Spiderman 2 XXX parody if her character isn't there to parody?
ElBicho - 6/19/2013, 8:16 AM
Gwen totally bites the big one in this movie!
teabag - 6/19/2013, 8:18 AM
OldGreg@ That wont stop them putting in a Electro Jizzzzzz scene in with BJ MJ :)
teabag - 6/19/2013, 8:18 AM
ElBicho@ That was in the first porn parody :)
RedandBlue - 6/19/2013, 8:19 AM
Yes. This is actually a good thing.

"with the proposed plot".....

If Gwen dies in this one and there were in fact a love triangle between the three, it just seem unrealistic for Peter to go right to Mary Jane after Gwen dies..

Gwen is a first love in Peter's life, and having Mary Jane there already would kinda take away from the power of Gwen's character.


Plus it'd be difficult to introduce all those villains plus Mary Jane.


Good move Webb.
JohnLamb - 6/19/2013, 8:20 AM
WHAT THE [FRICK]
teabag - 6/19/2013, 8:26 AM
Meanwhile in the SONY editing headquarters....





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JGAR - 6/19/2013, 8:26 AM
Good, know there's to much filled in this.
ATrueHero1987 - 6/19/2013, 8:28 AM
Well...didn't see that coming!
teabag - 6/19/2013, 8:29 AM
Ciph@ Im used to a price for head if that helps :P
TayDee - 6/19/2013, 8:30 AM
This is a great decision. Gwen & Peter need more time together.
JohnLamb - 6/19/2013, 8:31 AM
They did this with TASM and now they will [frick]ing repeat it again. WTF.
Gyasiman - 6/19/2013, 8:31 AM
WHAT!!!!! I REALLY hope this is not from the backla
AlanWarlock - 6/19/2013, 8:31 AM
Yeah...give Pete some time to grieve.
Gyasiman - 6/19/2013, 8:32 AM
Backlash that Shailene Woodley got
THEBAMF - 6/19/2013, 8:32 AM
Yes! That way they have time to replace that Chud.
MrNiklander - 6/19/2013, 8:34 AM
Oh boy editing is gonna be a bitch in this movie
ALegendaryPanda - 6/19/2013, 8:34 AM
OH COME ON MAN!! This was my problem with the first one they cut too damn much out of the movie!
spidey1994 - 6/19/2013, 8:35 AM
ruadh - 6/19/2013, 8:37 AM
@RedandBlue

Except, in the comics...which seemed to work, MJ was already around before Gwen died, and they even knew each other. Peter just didn't get involved with her until later on.

But whatever, it's the movie universe. I'm not going to be rigid and expect a page-to-screen copy.
teabag - 6/19/2013, 8:38 AM
Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Josh@


I hope you get one of these apps

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:)
THEBAMF - 6/19/2013, 8:38 AM
LOL@ SRS!
Lindsey35 - 6/19/2013, 8:38 AM
I think this is good, since there's so much already going on.
Jaspion - 6/19/2013, 8:39 AM
Well, I'd say that the time for a recast is now...
bagadoosh - 6/19/2013, 8:39 AM


LMAO TEA always with the perfect jokes brother
THEBAMF - 6/19/2013, 8:41 AM
They really do need to do something about her. How are we supposed to believe that Peter is going to go from Gwen (Emma Stone) to MJ (Chud)? Now trhat is some serious grieving.
PsyGuy - 6/19/2013, 8:44 AM
Nothing will emotionally prepare me for this movie...
ParisSun - 6/19/2013, 8:45 AM
Hopefully she will be pushed back to TASM 10.

I'm sure they were editing this baby and the producers realized they let a bugaboo on the set.

This will give them time to replace her without hurting her feelings. Because we know they didn't need space for more Electro and Rhino. LOL.
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