Sony Reportedly Looking For New Actress To Play 'Mary Jane' In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3

Sony Reportedly Looking For New Actress To Play 'Mary Jane' In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3

Despite the fact that director Marc Webb released a statement in which he explained the "creative decision" to remove Shailene Woodley's scenes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it is now being reported that the actress will not return and that the part of MJ will be recast.

Earlier today, it was revealed that Shailene Woodley's scenes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had been cut from the movie. Director Marc Webb would later release a statement in which he revealed that he made this decision in order to focus on the relationship between Peter (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen (Emma Stone). Well, despite saying that "we all love working with her", The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the following in their report on The Descendants actress no longer appearing in the sequel: "It is likely that Woodley will not return and that the part will be recast." However, rather than it being a case of the studio not being happy with her performance as Mary Jane Watson, The Wrap adds: "Woodley will likely be busy with the sequels to her upcoming sci-fi movie "Divergent" and may not be available, so the role may have to be recast."

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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Filed Under "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" 6/19/2013 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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Hellsing - 6/19/2013, 12:10 PM
should make the guys that want a model rather than an actress who can act in the movie.
Tony93 - 6/19/2013, 12:11 PM
Abary - 6/19/2013, 12:13 PM
LOL Today is awesome.
TheDIsSilent - 6/19/2013, 12:13 PM
Here come the morons to bash her and her looks...
Abary - 6/19/2013, 12:13 PM
Sony like cutting characters out of movies...
thebamf - 6/19/2013, 12:14 PM
Great news. The people have spoken!!!
Ramiel - 6/19/2013, 12:15 PM
That's sad for Shailene. I was kind of looking forward to seeing her in TASM2.
LP4 - 6/19/2013, 12:15 PM
Awesome, we might actually get some eye candy this time!
Ocelot - 6/19/2013, 12:15 PM
"Woodley will likely be busy with the sequels to her upcoming sci-fi movie "Divergent" and may not be available, so the role may have to be recast."
DarthVenom - 6/19/2013, 12:15 PM
Fail lol
ALegendaryPanda - 6/19/2013, 12:16 PM
That's kinda [frick]ed up. But whatever there's other actresses who could do a great job.
DarthVenom - 6/19/2013, 12:16 PM
Tasm sucks anyway
RexDartEskimoSpy - 6/19/2013, 12:16 PM
May I suggest Jane Levy?
giannis - 6/19/2013, 12:17 PM
That's great news!
TopCat89 - 6/19/2013, 12:18 PM
If this is true, i hope the whole "she's not pretty enough to be MJ" thing a while back hasn't got anything to do with it. If the producers got an ear of that and they chose to replace her...not only would that be a low move but crushing for the actress....

Plus i thought they had already shot her scenes? Can't see any reason to replace her unless scraping those scenes entirely and need her to film new ones....
TheYoungMan - 6/19/2013, 12:19 PM
Brainiac13 - 6/19/2013, 12:20 PM
Is this a Joke?
wasteoftime - 6/19/2013, 12:20 PM
Well, it's not like red heads are an endangered species. I think it will be ok.
CaptainObvious - 6/19/2013, 12:20 PM
Which makes the last few months of controversy of her casting entirely pointless.
Gyasiman - 6/19/2013, 12:21 PM
No no no no no no no no no!! This is terrible. Now all the prevented and demented teenage boys who complained a girl wasn't "hot" enough win. What the heck Hollywood. What the heck.

The world we live in is sad
Reasonnnn - 6/19/2013, 12:21 PM
THAT IS SO [frick]ED UP.

AND [frick] YOU FANBOYS FOR SAYING SHE'S UGLY. Terrible people.
thebamf - 6/19/2013, 12:21 PM
I think this site definately had something to do with this.
Inhuman - 6/19/2013, 12:22 PM
Gwen has to die in this movie so they have to continue to focus on Peter and Gwen to get the effect they want at the end of #2
Brainiac13 - 6/19/2013, 12:22 PM
This is a BIG backfire....makes them look really really bad!

I feel sorry for Shailene Woodley but she was no MJ material!
WinterAvenger - 6/19/2013, 12:23 PM
Yea I'm not excited any more
Reasonnnn - 6/19/2013, 12:23 PM
Shailene Woodley is a beautiful young woman. She was good in The Descendants and supposedly "kills it" in The Spectacular Now
wasteoftime - 6/19/2013, 12:23 PM
Um,yeah...your not hot fired! Awkward!
Morbius - 6/19/2013, 12:23 PM
WTF!!!!!!! First u say save her for the next one then like an hour later u say that the actress will not return???
bence61541 - 6/19/2013, 12:23 PM
time to get jane levy in here
Niklander - 6/19/2013, 12:24 PM
You see what you did people YOU SEE WHAT YOU DID!?!? Sucks just plain sucks what a shame for Woodley. A months work and nothing came to frutition
SigmaCenturion - 6/19/2013, 12:24 PM
Well at least they got rid of her before the movie released lol.
ParisSun - 6/19/2013, 12:24 PM
I called it suckas.

Marc Webb was full of it with the "creative decision" crap.

Sony knew that bugaboo wasn't going to pass as MJ.
mrHJK - 6/19/2013, 12:25 PM
Good. Call Mary Elizabeth Winstead
LucasMend - 6/19/2013, 12:25 PM
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, nuff said.
LucasMend - 6/19/2013, 12:25 PM
@batz11 god, she would be fantastic too!
GeekyCheekyChic - 6/19/2013, 12:25 PM
Wow...that's cold blooded Sony. Can they get Jane Levy...I really like her work so far.
ruadh - 6/19/2013, 12:26 PM
"That's sad for Shailene. I was kind of looking forward to seeing her in TASM2."

I agree...after all the people feeling she wasn't attractive enough flipped their lids, this news made me sad for her.

"This really is a win for Shailene.She got paid for playing MJ and she didn't do too much work.And she doesn't have to worry about promoting TASM 2 next year either."

That's a good way to look at it. I'm sure the exposure ASM2 would have given her wouldn't have hurt, but nice half-full view there.
SuperSomething616 - 6/19/2013, 12:26 PM
Please Sony keep f**king this up so the rights can revert back to Marvel!!!
BackwardGalaxy - 6/19/2013, 12:26 PM
Did anyone NOT see this coming?
Gmoney84 - 6/19/2013, 12:26 PM
I'm ok with this.
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