Amazing Spider-Man 3 Mary Jane won’t be Shailene Woodley?

Shailene Woodley doesn’t want to return to The Amazing Spider-Man as Mary Jane Watson

Mary Jane's iconic first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #42 (November 1966)
Mary Jane’s iconic first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #42 (November 1966)

Divergent star Shailene Woodley has revealed that it’s not just The Amazing Spider-Man 2 she’s left behind, but she could be saying goodbye to her role as long-time Peter Parker love interest Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 too.

Speaking to Total Film, Woodley said, “I have no idea [if I’ll return] and I don’t know that I’d even want to do two franchises at this point. Having been through this.”

The star was originally set to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and a single shot of her remains in the trailer. Does this mean MJ could be getting recast for the threequel, or will they be keeping around Emma Stone’s magnetic Gwen Stacy far longer than anticipated?

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