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
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.
MexicanChinman - 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.

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