[[wysiwyg_imageupload:8841:]]The news hit earlier today that Mary Jane, played by Shailene Woodley, has been cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the actress citing the plot was to focus more on Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's characters.
Shailene Woodley stated she was bummed but said her scenes would be moved on to the next film, Amazing Spider-Man 3.
However, now a new report surfaces in that Mary Jane could be recast, as Shailene Woodley may be too busy working on other films.
TheWrap reports an individual familiar with the project mentioned that Mary Jane could be recast with Shailene Woodley out due to future commitments on sequels with her latest movie, Divergent.
Probably should be noted that the scenes Shailene Woodley shot for Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be a couple years old as well, with the actress currently 21-years-old, and did feature Emma Stone, who is rumored to meet her demise in line with the death of Gwen Stacy storyline from the comic books.
Woodley's scenes and role in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 were small as it is, so more than likely it's not a big loss for the movie.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters May 2nd, 2014 directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn.
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In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds 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 sequel hits theaters on May 2, 2014.