Wondering where Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson was in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Will we see her in Amazing Spider-Man 3?
When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was in production, we were told that Shailene Woodley would play Mary Jane Watson. As the release got closer, it was revealed that Ms. Woodley's scenes as Mary Jane were cut from the film...which makes some sense, as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has its red-gloved hands full with the Peter/Gwen romance as it is. But now, Marc Webb has spoken out about what those Mary Jane scenes might have been like, and about the likelihood that we'll ever see Ms. Woodley in the role.
There was one little scene at the beginning where she is next door and it took place right around the montage where he comes back and there was another little moment between Gwen and MJ. But it just tipped over. The relationship between them [Peter and Gwen] is so sacred and so powerful, that it just didn't feel right. And it sucks because Shailene is such a f**king great actress and so cool and magical but it was just about having this obligation to this romance that I thought was sacred. It was just one of those things.
As for whether Shailene Woodley will return for another shot in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Mr. Webb is less hopeful: "Well, Divergent is a massive hit and I think it's going to be tricky for schedules." He does, however, understand the importance of the character to the Spider-Man lore, and intends to introduce her in some form.
lol Marc is so obviously not big on MJ. I bet they do Peter/Felicia in TASM3 and only give MJ a glorified cameo.