Sarah Gadon’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 Role Finally Revealed

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sarah-gadon_zps8fc34314When production on Marc Webb’s sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man began a few months back, many were surprised to see that relative newcomer Shailene Woodley had been cast in the iconic role of Mary Jane Watson. We soon learned that her role would not be a big one and that just a few scenes would be filmed for the movie. Fast forward to last month when news broke that Woodley’s scenes had be cut from the film, followed by even more surprising news that the actress wouldn’t be returning for the already announced third film. For the record, director Marc Webb still won’t confirm whether that is true or not. Just about a day after this news hit, word that Sarah Gadon had joined the cast spread like wildfire and many assumed that she would be replacing Woodley as MJ. The actress took to Twitter to deny this however and Webb later said that she would be playing a role akin to a famous non-human, saying “Sarah makes a number of appearances in the film, in a Hal 9000 way” 

Gadon recently had a chat with TorontoLife where she was able to give a bit more information on this rather intriguing character and further explains that it’s quite a sci-fi type role.

 “My character is an artificial intelligence officer,” says Gadon. “She represents the convergence of humanity and technology—it’s very Cronenberg.”

Gadon recently worked with Cronenberg on Cosmopolis, opposite Robert Pattinson. I think that it’s a safe bet Gadon’s character will be the creation of Oscorp, but how she fits into the bigger story is still a mystery and one that we probably won’t know more about for some time.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx,, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones and Sally Field. The film is set to hit theaters May 2nd, 2014.

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Source : TorontoLife