Reports are coming through stating that Mary Jane Watson, lead girl in Peter Parker’s life for most of the years, played by Shailene Woodley (who?) in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has been removed from the film. This was a conscious choice done to probably include the character in the upcoming 2016/2018 movies that were just announced this week. Some of the early photos from the production of ASM2 included Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy, played by Woodley and Emma Stone respectfully. This may come a bit of a surprise to most people, but with the sheer number of villains confirmed (Electro/Rhino), villain theories (Sinister Six: Venom, Green Goblin, Vulture), and the inclusion of Harry Osborn, this movie could have gotten out of hand without effort. Perhaps the removal of the character from this movie and into latter ones is a sign of great things to come.
“Of course I’m bummed,” said the actress. “But I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason….based on the proposed plot, I completely understand holding off on introducing (Mary Jane) until the next film.”
Marc Webb’s official statement on the issue is as follows, “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.”
How do you feel about Mary Jane not being in the first 2 Amazing Spider-man films? And do you think they’ll truly stick to the fate of Gwen Stacy as told years before?