Marc Webb Says 'I Don't Know' On Shailene Woodley Returning In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) says he's unsure about Shailene Woodley (Divergent) still playing Mary Jane Watson in "The Amazing Spider-Man 3."
By now, everyone knows that Shailene Woodley's brief cameo has been cut from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." However, when asked whether Woodley would return as Mary Jane Watson in "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" director Marc Webb stated, "I don't know, she has a lot on her plate. We haven't really crossed that bridge yet." An interesting answer as Woodley was originally signed up for a multi-picture deal, so if Sony truly wanted her to return there should really be little issue. It was previously reported that Sony would highlight Woodley's scheduling conflicts due to her lead in "Divergent" as the reason that the actress was unavailable to return to the role of Mary Jane and use that as the reason for a recast. But remember, Woodley signed up for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" first, so Sony's contract should theoretically trump whatever was negotiated with Summit/Lionsgate.
Previously, Webb issued the following statement when news of Woodley's removal became public. "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. "
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