The cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be one redhead short: Mary Jane Watson will no longer be in the superhero sequel. The scenes that Shailene Woodley shot as the character are being pushed back to the third installment, which won’t be released until 2016. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Woodley spoke about being cut from the film.
“Of course I’m bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason. Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing MJ until the next film.”
This announcement adds to speculation that Peter Parker’s current leading lady, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) may meet her end in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This would give MJ the chance to snag the web-slinger’s heart in the third movie.
Woodley, meanwhile, is keeping busy. Her next film The Spectacular Now is being released in August, and she’s also starring in the movie adaptation of the Divergent series.
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