This year's The Amazing Spider-Man showed that you could have a Spider-Man movie without Mary Jane. Last week word got out that actress Shailene Woodley was "in talks" to play Mary Jane in the sequel. While there hasn't been an official confirmation, The Hollywood Reporter has mentioned that Woodley has just booked the role.
What does this mean for Peter and Gwen?
Not too much. Apparently THR is also apparently aware of the direction of the sequel and third movie after.
But the Mary Jane role is proving to be only a very small part in Amazing Spider-Man 2 but blossoms into an integral lead for the planned third movie as the studio seeks to build to the classic "Death of Gwen Stacy" story.
We'll have to wait and see if this proves to be the case and what sort of impact Mary Jane will have in the movie and how she'll be introduced.