UPDATE: COSMOPOLIS Actress Sarah Gadon Cast As The New 'Mary Jane Watson'
Well, that didn't take long! Canadian actress Sarah Gadon has reportedly been cast as 'Mary Jane Watson' after Sony Pictures and Marc Webb decided to ditch Shailene Woodley from both The Amazing Spider-Man 2 AND the recently announced third and fourth instalments.
According to Movieweb, they have learned - "from a source very close to the production" - that Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method , Cosmopolis, Dracula) has been cast as Mary Jane Watson. While it was initially reported that Shailene Woodley's scenes had been cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in order to streamline the story of the sequel, several outlets later reported that Woodley would in fact also not return for 2016's third instalment of the new franchise. The site adds that Gadon was cast BEFORE Woodley's departure, and seeing as there's still no news on a sequel to Divergent (the reason many believed that Woodley would be unable to return), it now appears that Marc Webb and the studio simply want to go in a different direction with the character. Needless to say, this should make a lot of fans who wanted the "supermodel" version of the character very happy indeed! What do you guys think?
UPDATE: Or not? It looks like we're just going to have to wait and see!
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.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson
Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro
Sally Fields as Aunt May
RELEASE DATE: May 2nd, 2014.
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