Mary Jane Watson has been removed from the Amazing Spider-Man sequel. This news comes from the actress hired to play the iconic redhead, Shailene Woodley. The actress informed Entertainment Weekly that Mary Jane’s scenes have been removed from the film.
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From Bleeding Cool:
“Of course I’m bummed… but I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason… based on the proposed plot, I completely understand holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film.”
This movie has been filming for a good long while now and still we’re hearing about characters being added, characters being cut, etc. This news comes after learning the Vulture had been cast and that two more films were being planned.
So what’s going on with this film? Are things being switched around due to accommodate a fourth film as opposed to a trilogy? Are they trying to add too much into the sequel?
What about Sony and Marc Webb? Are they still on the same page?
What further changes will follow?
UPDATE: Deadline Hollywood has the following statement from director Marc Webb:
“I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship,” director Marc Webb explained in a statement. “Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her.”
No indication if Woodley will reprise the role in the next film.
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