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Mary Jane Not in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Well, it looks like Peter won't hit the jackpot in the sequel.

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?

Source: Deadline,CBM, EW, THR

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Ok.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

good, to many characters could lead to bad things

Posted by The Stegman

I have no problems with it. Hopefully they do it like they did in the comics and make her a stranger to Peter instead of a childhood neighbor like in Raimi's trilogy.

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Posted by TheImmortalBeaver

I'm wondering if this means that Gwen's death will also be put off until the third film, given the way things happened in the comic books. It would be rather odd to have Gwen dead and still have no MJ on the scene. That being said, I loved the first ASM film, so I'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Yay !

Edited by LeaderVladimir

I can't say I'm sad but I'm not glad either. MJ could have a very strong impact in Peter and Gwen's relationship. I mean, perhaps Peter spends some time with MJ and this causes Peter to doubt his relationship with Gwen. This might leads to a temporary breakup, and just as Peter and Gwen are about to patch things up, she dies. Eventually, he finds comfort in the arms of MJ, but he never fully gets over Gwen's death. As usual, Gwen's death inspires him to continue fighting crime.

Posted by Farkam

It's clustered as it is, so good move I say.

Posted by Holuntron

I didn't even know Shailene Woodley was going to be Mary Jane, but if she is that actually raises my hopes for this series. She was fantastic in The Descendants and deserves more appreciation as an actress.

Posted by Z3RO180

Sony No you don't need a 4th film. By then the cast will be 30 something still pretending to be in Thier late teens.

Edited by ekrolo

Huh?

Posted by Pokeysteve

I thought this meant that Woodley was out and I was happy. She's not right for Mary Jane.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

What a load of BS. MJ and her relationships with Peter and Gwen is far more important to the Spider-Man mythos than Electro or Rhino. Maybe they should have only had one villain instead of two.

Posted by GodDamnIronMan

good, to many characters could lead to bad things

good?! they already have Electro, Rhino and Venture in the sequel

Posted by sentryman555

@leadervladimir: That definitely sounds interesting and I had a similar idea in mind but I figure if they do kill off Gwen in this movie they might not want Peter to just go running into the comfort of MaryJane's arms. From an outside view it might end up making Peter seem less likable because he was almost cheating on Gwen.

Edited by ULTRAstarkiller

She dead(Gwen I mean)

Posted by Blizaga101

I still think Emma stone would have been an amazing Mary Jane instead of Gwen, if only she could play both

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Thank god

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Posted by Ninjablade09

Fine with me, and if the do recast, I still won't care. She didn't really fit what I picture MJ as, but I heard she was a really good actress. That said, I hope that what they cut of will give more time to other characters that can be developed. And based on Jamie Fox saying that he does a voice as Electro, and yet we have only one scene with him as Electro, and another as Max Dillon, I'm guessing all his scenes are in the studio, with possible cool stunts.

Posted by RustyRoy

This is a great news, Gwen should be the main focus of the second movie and yeah they should definitely recast Woodley.

I still think Emma stone would have been an amazing Mary Jane instead of Gwen, if only she could play both

I was thinking the same thing.

Edited by kid Apollo

@z3ro180: dude Garfields already 29, by the time the movie is out he'll be 30, so by the time the forth hits theaters he'll be closer to 40 then 30

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Huh

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Posted by Holuntron

I still think Emma stone would have been an amazing Mary Jane instead of Gwen, if only she could play both

Well, that would be a pretty disturbing plot twist. "I am so devastated by the death of my girlfriend I'll just marry a redheaded version of her! True Love!"

Posted by _Black

Gwen is going to die, no doubt.

Posted by InnerVenom123

Gwen is so dead.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@z3ro180 said:

Sony No you don't need a 4th film. By then the cast will be 30 something still pretending to be in Thier late teens.

They graduate from high school in the second movie. This won't be an issue.

Posted by RustyRoy

@blizaga101 said:

I still think Emma stone would have been an amazing Mary Jane instead of Gwen, if only she could play both

Well, that would be a pretty disturbing plot twist. "I am so devastated by the death of my girlfriend I'll just marry a redheaded version of her! True Love!"

Still better than Cyclops marrying Madelyne Pryor.

Edited by bloggerboy

They should tease Mary Jane throughout TASMII but never show her just like in the comics. Then at the near end of the film have the Jackpot scene play out. Right after Gwen's funeral.

Wait, what?!

Posted by Fallen_Crippled

GREAT

Posted by Deranged Midget

I can dig it. Emma Stone is far better actress than the one for Mary Jane from what I've seen anyway :/

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Edited by The_Tree

Eeeh. I hope that doesn't mean the movie's been cut and edited to s###, that was the biggest problem with the last one.

Posted by ThePRez

I don't mind the recast. But I got a little problem with people complaning with the look of Shailene Woodley. I'm fine with Mary Jane been closer to her ultimate version to 616 MJ.

Posted by bigtewell

shes a good actor but i dont think shes attractive enough to be mj. so im guessing for 2 peter and gwen get really serious and in 3 he meets mj and gwen will die and in 4 he will end up with mj

Posted by Frost_the_GIANT

I like it!

Posted by cameron83

@theacidskull said:

good, to many characters could lead to bad things

good?! they already have Electro, Rhino and Venture in the sequel

She is going to appear later,and Vulture (and possibly Rhino) won't even be in costume.

Posted by KRYPTON

So first they postpone MJ now they want to recast her too? Seriously.

Posted by cameron83

@krypton_ said:

So first they postpone MJ now they want to recast her too? Seriously.

.....She.Is going.To appear..later.Other than being eager to see MJ (I am/was too),what's the problem?

I like it!

I agree...

however,let's see how this movie turns out.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Good move.

Posted by TDK_1997

Well I was expecting this to happen.To many big characters were announced for a single movie.

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Posted by WallCrawlerCapedCrusader

I'm happy with them recasting a new Mary Jane because I feel they can find someone better to play her but it would have be awesome to see this and the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Posted by Decoy Elite

They should have Aunt May try and set Peter up with her throughout the movie as a little in joke. :)

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Urgh, remove MJ but not any of the plethora of villains? This is starting to look like it will be a disaster. Seriously.

Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf

They should at least mention Mary Jane in the second movie as a way of introducing her, so that her role in the third one won't feel forced.

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Posted by Holuntron

Why is everyone labeling Shailene Woodley a bad actress? Sure, Secret Life is one of those tween ABC shows, but she herself is actually quite skilled, especially in her recent roles. I would be very disappointed in a recast.

Posted by Mr. Messy Face

I heard that Green Goblin kills her in the second movie.

Posted by BritishMonkey

Damn.

Edited by youmessinwithme

some BS man.....

Posted by thebatman98

I'm glad Woodley will be replaced by another actress in the 3rd film.Woodley was just not hot enough to portray MJ.Hopefully they can cast a hot actress who can also act.

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