Mary Jane Watson Will Not Be in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Even though actress Shailene Woodley has completed shooting her scenes as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it has been revealed that the character will not show up until the third movie. Webb explained,
The report comes from the latest print issue of EW, who say that Mary Jane Watson's role is now being saved for the third installment of the Marc Webb-directed franchise. When asked about it, Woodley 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.
Webb explained in a statement:
I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her.
Her role in the sequel was not going to be that big anyway, that it basically set up her character for the third one, so I doubt it will impact the story at all. This news comes to light shortly after Felicity Jone's response to a question made it clear that she is playing Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, in the movie.
There's no word on whether the footage that Woodley already shot will be used in the third installment. I imagine it will just end up on the cutting room floor, and they'll end up giving her a new introduction. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in the US on May 2, 2014 and part 3 will be released on June 10th, 2016.
Peter Parker's (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. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers.