Mary Jane Watson role may be recast for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4

Report suggests that Shailene Woodley may not return to the franchise

We recently learned that Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson would not be appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and reports are now suggesting that the actress may not appear in the recently announced Parts 3 and 4.

When the news first broke, it seemed as if MJ was being bumped back to the third film for plot and pacing reasons. Now The Wrap is reporting that Woodley will likely be busy with the sequels to her upcoming sci-fi movie Divergent, and may not be available to reprise her role in Spidey 3.

If this is the case, colour us surprised. We were wowed by her performance in The Descendants, and were expecting her to bring a bit of tenacity to the latest screen version of Watson.

Woodley has a diverse array of projects on her slate. She’ll next be seen in romantic dramedy The Spectacular Now, before leading Gregg Araki’s White Bird In A Blizzard and heading up the aforementioned Divergent.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the UK on 18 April 2014.

Would you be disappointed to see MJ re-cast? Tell us below…


    • marvelboy

      Jun 20th 2013, 14:59

      Maybe that's why she was cut, scheduling reasons for the sequels, I mean why introduce a character if you know she can't make the filming for the third one, if so good planning from Webb. I mean we don't want an other Rachel Dawes actress swap

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 20th 2013, 18:01

      I am not surprised at all she's not a good choice for Mary Jane. Shailene Woodley is an attractive girl and a talented actress but she's been horribly miscast as Mary Jane. We need a sexy real redhead for the role.

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jun 20th 2013, 18:43

      True @Ali. I suggest Keith Lemon

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 20th 2013, 20:18

      I was thinking more Karen Gillan.

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    • smellyhands

      Jun 20th 2013, 21:11

      Time for another reboot me thinks.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 20th 2013, 21:22

      Feel sorry for Watson, she goes through all that auditioning, gets the phonecall she is MJ, buzzed shes doing a blockbusrer, only to be told "actually we changed our minds, we are ditching the ENTIRE character." What a wasted of time.

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    • craigmustdie

      Jun 20th 2013, 21:28

      Damn shame, she was bloody ace in Detention.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 21st 2013, 2:15

      Hadouken - Why was Sherlock's sidekick auditioning for MJ ?

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