June 19, 2013
Shailene Woodley's Scenes Cut From AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 And Is Mary Jane Watson Being Recast?
It's starting to look like Shailene Woodley won't be playing Mary Jane Watson afterall. While it was announced today that Woodley's small amount of scenes shot for Amazing Spider-Man 2 have been cut from the film. THR adds that the actress won't be reprising the role again and MJ will be recast. Originally, MJ was going to have a small cameo in the second film setting her up for a larger role in Amazing Spider-Man 3 coming in 2016 and Amazing Spider-Man 4 in 2018. It's quite possible her commitments to other films including the budding Divergent franchise might have come into play as well.
It's currently unknown if the studio is indeed looking at another actresses to play MJ. There isn't official confirmation on who exactly Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) will be playing in Amazing Spider-Man 2. There had been speculation that Jones would be playing Felicia Hardy/Black Cat. However, with the news that Woodley is exiting it's very possible Felicity could in fact end up playing Mary Jane instead.