Despite having shot her scenes, Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson will not appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Deadline reports that the character will now be introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, with more focus on Peter and Gwen Stacy’s relationship in the upcoming sequel.
With an ever-growing list of villains and recent speculation that Felicity Jones will be appearing as Black Cat in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it sounds as though there just wasn’t enough room for the character. Woodley won several awads and critical acclaim for her performance in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants.
Director Marc Webb stated that “I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Shailene is an incredibly talented actress, and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released on 18 April 2014. You can buy The Amazing Spider-Man on Blu-ray for £8.25 at Amazon.co.uk.