Sam Maggs Staff Writer
It looks like we won’t be seeing any girl-on-girl rivalry in the next instalment of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that every scene with Mary Jane Watson, played by 21-year-old Shailene Woodley, has been left on the cutting room floor.
“Of course I’m bummed,” said Woodley, “but I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason. Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film.”
News of MJ’s departure from Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives on the heels of the recent announcement that the third and fourth films of the Spidey reboot will be released on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, respectively. Amidst speculation about Gwen Stacey’s potential death in the next film, it seems like the studio might be waiting to give MJ a larger role in the third film.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theatres May 2, 2014!