Shailene Woodley will most likely not be returning for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3′

In a new interview, Shailene Woodley speaks out about her character being cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2, and mentina that she will most likely not be in the third film.

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Shailene Woodley’s character would be cut from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ as they didn’t feel it was the right time to introduce her character (Mary Jane Watson), as they wanted more focus on the death of Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) – and to introduce a future love interest for Peter Parker around the same time just didn’t feel right. In the video below, Shailene explains why she was cut from the film, and more that she most likely won’t be involved in any future Spider-Man films.

“Mary Jane was in four scenes in the whole film and it didn’t make sense…they’re introducing so many new characters, it really didn’t make sense to introduce such a vital character to the comic books in a movie that had so much else going on, so they’re holding off for future films. But, that being said – it is one of the best scripts I have ever read, and that’s not a lie.”

When asked on why they can’t just put the scenes she filmed for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ into the third film, Shailene replies:

“There’s not even a screenplay – I don’t believe – for the third one…by the time that they’d have shot it it’ll be so many years from now, none of us will necessarily look the same anymore, you know? So those scenes are gone.

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  • daniiidarko

    She’s taking it so well! Good.

  • iceymoon

    Might I suggest re-wording the article? Unless there is some material outside of the embedded video that is also not quoted, she never mentions that she might not be returning. She only asserts that the scenes she already filmed will not be used in this movie, nor in future ones. She doesn’t mention and it is not asked whether she will film more scenes as MJ in the future.

    That being said, it is my personal opinion that she will not return to the role. For one, she’s said that she wants to keep her schedule less busy from now on. And also I think after having already filmed her part and it not being used, as well as she’s taking it it’s got to hurt morale at the prospect of returning. We’ll see though, maybe they’ll write a really good script, re-offer the role, and she won’t be able to resist lol.