Is This The Real Reason Shailene Woodley Was Cut From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2?

A week ago it was revealed that Shailene Woodley's character Mary Jane Watson was cut from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , and now we may know why. Hit the jump to have a look, and be warned of huge potential SPOILERS

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By Khan - 6/26/2013


Hollywood Life has reported that a source close to production on the highly anticipated film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , has revealed why Mary Jane (Shailene Woodley) was cut from the new flick. Last week it was revealed that Shailene's character had been cut from the film for reasons pertaining to the plot, and now according to Hollywood Life..

Emma Stone’s character dies in the next film and that really would take a bunch out of the film if Spider-Man all the sudden starts dating a new girl so close to an important characters death. They were noticing this occurring as they filmed Shailene’s scenes. They want to make the death of Gwen Stacy really mean something and then it will leave room for Shailene to shine in the third film.


So what do you guys make of all this? Do you believe it? If not, why do you think Shailene was cut from TASM 2? Comment below and let me know!


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to re-write it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Sally Field, and Felicity Jones are set to star. The film is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2014 in 2D and 3D.

For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that is a promise he cannot keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.



Source: Hollywood Life
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GizmoEl - 6/26/2013, 2:58 PM
I think that other article was deleted.

Anyways, like I said in the other article.. I'm gonna miss Emma.
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 3:01 PM
so who is other chick?
TwiztidThorn - 6/26/2013, 3:06 PM
Leaving Shailene out sounds like it is the right move to serve the story and the right move to spare our eyes.
DangerRoom - 6/26/2013, 3:21 PM
In the comics, MJ was there to comfort Peter after Gwen's death. How is that going to happen in the movies if they haven't even met? They don't have to start dating right away.

But honestly, I think they should recast the role. She actually looks like she'd be Andrew Garfield's sister. And also, she doesn't look model material at all.
jimoakley666 - 6/26/2013, 3:22 PM
I wouldn't cut her out entirely. Just not have her and Pete interested in each other. Just have her as a friend or neighbour.
AmazingFantasy - 6/26/2013, 3:24 PM
Herewego
TheDIsSilent - 6/26/2013, 3:27 PM
If this is true, then Gwen will probably be killed at the end of TASM 2 by the Goblin, leaving it on a cliffhanger of sorts. I just REALLY hope that the rumor about Goblin's suit is false.

Let's see how this plays out.
MexicanSuperman - 6/26/2013, 3:29 PM
@ jollem, I think the new girl they casted is going to do what Shailene's MJ was going do in the movie but the character will have a different name, I think Shailene will return as MJ in TASM 3
NovaCorpsFan - 6/26/2013, 3:32 PM
Shush, levi.
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 3:37 PM
@SuperHombre - sarah gadon got friend-zoned :/
MrCBM56 - 6/26/2013, 3:57 PM
Lol I don't need a a scoop to tell me this. I mean, why else would they save MJ for the third. It's self explanatory.
dancingmonkey08 - 6/26/2013, 4:45 PM
I just wish they would give Peter and Gwen a chance to actually have a happy ending in Amazing Spider-Man 2, then have her die in the third one (plus I think the general audience might just say AMS2 is copying the Dark Knight). I just think the second one has too much going on as it is! Why not have Mary Jane pop up in the third one as a friend, then have her comforting Peter as a friend, the fourth one he can be with Black Cat because he is distraught after losing Gwen and then he gets with MJ in the fifth one. Space them out a bit

It was one of the few things that annoyed me in Man Of Steel. They could have had Clark and Lois gaining respect and feelings for each other but then they wouldnt have acted on it until the second one. Stop rushing things Hollywood. Do it the Iron Man way, he didnt get Pepper until the sequel!
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 4:54 PM
Yeah well, I don't buy it. Shailene Woodley's Role In Amazing Spider-Man 2 Was ONLY an introduction to the character and in no way shape or form a conflict for Peter And Gwen's storyline. It it was a love triangle storyline then I would understand if they deleted those scenes. Sarah Gadon was casted right when sony decides to give shailene the shaft and since filming already wrapped and reports are that she is indeed filming a Brief scene in the sequel sounds very strange to me especially with the rumors going around that they are filming a face it tiger you just hit the jackpot mid credit scene. Granted, when movieweb leaked this out people went ape shit because if there is any truth to it then it's shady and makes sony look bad but in a sense just a smart business decision on their end. Yes I Am also aware that Sarah Gadon denied the mary jane rumors but lets not forget that this is not the first time an actor has LIED to protect things from leaking out. I detect that sarah gadon is pulling a marion colitard on her role simply to calm the masses and IF she is playing mary jane by the time the film comes out, no one will really give a shit anymore and just care about seeing the film.

Conflicting Reports And Confusion On Sarah Gadon As Mary Jane Watson

MiVigilante - 6/26/2013, 4:58 PM
bullshit
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 5:02 PM
I mean seriously ? They are going to redo the same introduction scenes to Mary Jane In The Third film right after the death of gwen ? That even sounds more screwed up. Either way, whether it be before or after it's just an intro to the character and like I said I dont buy it at all. Makes no sense at all. Before or After Peter will eventually be with mary jane and there is no harm in three little scenes that don't even interfere with the relationship between peter and gwen. It also goes farther away from the comic book storyline origins of the friendships between harry, peter, gwen, and mary jane. Granted if Shailene Woodley's role was the same as bryce dallas howards gwen stacy in spider-man 3 where the character was put there to make mary jane jealous then yes, understandable but it's obvious from the scenes shot that it does not go that way at all.
Geotheleo - 6/26/2013, 5:03 PM
I don't get it... If Gwen dies... Who kills her in the movie.. I remember in another article on this site that "goblin is created at the very end of the movie before the credits..." if that's so... Then... Buhwhyyyyy!
Oh well..
RexDartEskimoSpy - 6/26/2013, 5:11 PM
I still doubt that they're killing Gwen in this one. It's just so predictable. Everyone expects it. I it were me I'd let people believe it, and use those expectations to surprise the audience.

But then, I also would NEVER title the movie Amazing Spider-Man 2, so what do I know?
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 5:13 PM
The Studios Wanted A Wrath Of Kahn Type Sequel And Cliffhanger Ending. Think about it this way, the entire trilogy is based off of the Death Of The Stacy's Storyline which is three parts.

Amazing Spider-Man = Death Of Captain Stacy

Amazing Spider-Man 2 = Death Of Gwen Stacy

Amazing Spider-Man 3 = Green Goblin's Last Stand
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 5:15 PM
Also why in the blue hell would they have her in the death of gwen stacy outfit for then ? Like as if she would wear it again in the third. She is wearing it near the bridge for a GOOD reason...
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 5:24 PM
Proof That Gwen Stacy Will Die In Amazing Spider-Man 2 !



For The NEXT Installment, Not The Third Animation Supervisor David Schaub elaborates: "In the very last shot of the film where Spider-Man is swinging, gets himself shot out of the crane and he's flying down past the George Washington Bridge and he strikes a pose, there's an Easter Egg but I can't tell you any more than that for something to come."
MediaMan - 6/26/2013, 5:27 PM
I seriously hope Gwen doesn't die in TASM2. Let that relationship seriously deepen, and make audiences REALLY feel the pain of her death. Introduce MJ in 2, but not as a girlfriend. Maybe as someone who has a bit of a crush on Peter, but he doesn't know it.

Oh, well... we'll see what really happens.
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 5:36 PM
That's the whole thing though, Mary jane was just being introduced as the next door neighbor and only shot three scenes in the movie. It does not even get to the point of interference between gwen and peter. You would think that prior to shooting the film you would have figured this out by now and not at the last minute ? I don't think that sony would EVER admit to giving the girl the shaft because fans went apeshit and complained about shailene as mary jane. Sony cut the damn film and panicked when people who first saw the uncut untold story version that it was a rip off of ang lee's hulk and was expecting it to be more like the sam raimi version. It went from being a planned spider bite and peter being led to that room for a reason because the key to perfecting the oscorp formula is in his blood to an accidental spider bite just like the sam raimi version. The deleted scenes on the dvd were not even close to how much they actually cut and proof is in the trailers. Point Being, My theory is that it was a smart business decision because sony wants to keep the spider-man rights and is always changing shit to please the fans. They did the same shit with spider-man 3 when fans were not pleased with the vulture being in the film and wanted venom so they changed shit at last minute to please the fans. This is not the first time sony has done this and like I said pleasing fans = More $$$.
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 5:40 PM
Oh Lets not forget the complaints from the amazing spider-man costume and how the tobey maguire suit was better and what version of the suit did we get for amazing spider-man 2 ? The same shit only the eyes are bigger and a few slight changes. Like I said sony listens to the fans and the one change they did right was def the costume. It's truly amazing.
gmoney0505 - 6/26/2013, 6:03 PM
Never seen Woodley her act probably gonna do fine whenever she be in the movie. She looks good in photos people post but she just gained weight in the face for some odd reason in the pics on the set. Hopefully she loses that if they bring her back in the third one to get the pretty face she had before set.
CoolantTech - 6/26/2013, 6:50 PM
That actually makes alot of sense
xNightwingx - 6/26/2013, 7:00 PM
Meh. They should of saved Gwen's death for the next movie. Intro the Goblin at the end of this movie. Have the whole Gwen, MJ, Pete relationship build in this one with Gwen's Death somewhere towards the beginning/middle of next one. Have MJ comfort him as friends. Then you can start the Pete and MJ relationship in the fourth movie. This whole plot is ass backwards if you ask me. Hope they get it right.
Morbius - 6/26/2013, 7:03 PM
It makes sense and but stil it would work if she is already an established character in the film series rather than have Gwen die and then just some other girl comes out of nowhere.
MrMartinMarvel - 6/26/2013, 7:05 PM
I'm fine with this.
Starlight - 6/26/2013, 7:05 PM
Ok, makes sense... now, will she be recast?
ninjahulk - 6/26/2013, 7:06 PM
THank to all y'all cry like a baby when they first announcement Woodley as the new mj all Y'all was crying like a BIG BICTH because she look so ugly the studio say [frick] it your done you off the team thanks peoples who on the Internet 24 hr. really thanks.
TheSoulEater - 6/26/2013, 7:07 PM
Here's where I am most certainly NOT okay with this.

In spiderman 3 and issue I had was that they pulled Gwen out of Nowhere. If she had at least been introduced in Spiderman 2 in the huge elongated mesh that it was, it could've given more reason and depth to the love triangle.

She doesn't have to date Peter, just befriend, if anyone Gwen as a girl buddy so she wouldn't just poof into the next movie as "Oh hey! I'm the new love interest." and there could be, I don't know, CHARACTER GROWTH?!
PeterBenjaminParker - 6/26/2013, 7:10 PM
@BoatEggs:

"Sinister Six or F*UCK OFF"

That's what they're setting up, numbnuts.
ahhmynuts - 6/26/2013, 7:14 PM
makes a lot of sense

@souleater
could work but was she written in that movie THAT way? dont think so. it seems they had mary jane and peter hitting it off quite well so to include her would only make gwens death less meaningful. like most comicbook readers say, gwen dying is a HUGE part of the lore so i think it would be best to make sure it looks that way.
JoeMomma29 - 6/26/2013, 7:15 PM
Dang this movie is sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. The only great thing going for this movie is the next X Men movie!
Spiderman2o29 - 6/26/2013, 7:15 PM
I was just simply trying to make a few points about the situation unless it's that time of the month then your excused LEVITIKUZ.
HavocPrime - 6/26/2013, 7:15 PM
I am glad she is getting a chance to show how great an MJ she will be, that and the constant whining of the fanboys is always amusing to read lol.
JoeMomma29 - 6/26/2013, 7:17 PM
Also please note where the hell did all these newbies come from?!?!?!?!

Dang some of them are making me miss Trudy!
Banner - 6/26/2013, 7:17 PM
she's so beautiful.
FirstAvenger - 6/26/2013, 7:18 PM
Yeah, sure whatever.
JoeMomma29 - 6/26/2013, 7:25 PM
Hmmm I am tired of all these newbie A$$E$ lets look at some good A$$E$!

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