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Mary Jane Out of Amazing Spider-Man 2
Cut then Recast?
By Robert T. Trate
June 20, 2013
Source: Comic Book Movie
Yesterday the news arrived that Shailene Woodley’s part of Mary Jane Watson had been cut from the Amazing Spider-Man sequel. At first we believed this to be a creative reason or perhaps they realized the story was just too bloated with characters.
It seems that might not have been the case.
Comic Book Movie is reporting that now Marc Webb and Sony Pictures will be recasting the role of Mary Jane for further installments. Already part 3 (2016) and part 4 (2018) have been given release years.
It looks as if other the major news outlets have a statement about it one way or another.
Marc Webb, via The Hollywood Reporter: “"we all love working with her"... "It is likely that Woodley will not return and that the part will be recast."
The Wrap claims: "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."
Hopefully, for whatever reason this is a good move. The cast already rivals that of X-Men: Days of Future Past so one less character has to be a good thing. Now would anyone like to place bets how long it is until that footage surfaces?
Synopsis: 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.
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