Mary Jane is a major character in the Spider-man comic book series, and many people were looking forward to seeing Shailene Woodley play the part. Sadly, Mary Jane has recently been cut from the next Spider-man installment!
Shailene Woodley, best-known for her role in the ABC Family hit series Secret Life of The American Teenager, was casted for a role in the Spider Man sequel, Amazing Spider-Man. Woodley was casted as Mary Jane and spend time in New York filming her scenes. Unfortunately, Woodley’s appearance in the sequel has been cut.
According to director, Marc Webb, the creative decision was made to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Webb also stated that while Shailene is an incredibly talented actress, her character has been cut and will not appear until the next film. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Woodley expressed her feelings,
“Of course I’m bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason. MJ only appeared in a few scenes and I wouldn’t trade the experience of working with Andrew and Emma for three days on set for the world. Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing MJ until the next film.”
Although The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will not feature Shailene Woodley, the film will feature big name stars, such as Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.