Shailene Woodley was spotted quite a few times during the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and we were under the impression she'd have a minor role in the movie. Now it turns out she's being completely cut from the film and her character won't appear until the third one! Speaking with EW, the actress said, "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 [Mary Jane] until the next film." This comes after Sony announced there will be a fourth Spider-Man film, too. Additionally, director Marc Webb told Deadline, "I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship.” Finally, The Hollywood Reporter is claiming it is "likely" the character will be recast for the third film.
Focus more on their relationship, eh? Could it be he's trying to give Gwen more time before possibly killing her off in the finale? Or, do you think he'll save that for the third film? Furthermore, what do you think about Woodley allegedly not returning?