Shailene Woodley Talks Playing Mary Jane in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3
Remember that one time when the internet blew up because Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? And then, the work was pleased because they completely cut her role from the film to place the focus on the Gwen Stacy angle? Those were fun times, weren’t they? It was rumored at that time that Woodley would be replaced and that a new actress would fill the role of Mary Jane, but we never did get confirmation on that. Since then, the up-an-coming actress has moved on to potentially bigger and better things, including the anticipated adaptation of the best selling Divergent.
The young actress is at Sundance this weekend promoting her latest film, where MTV took a moment to discuss a few things with here. Towards the end of the interview, Josh Horowitz asks if she has any plans to return to the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, which she was previously cut from. Judging from her response, it doesn’t sound promising.
“I don’t know anything. But seeing as that how the picked up the next two Divergent films, I don’t see how I could keep my sanity. I mean two big action films in one year. But anything can happen, so…”
In short, I wouldn’t hold your breath. As we know, Gwen‘s story arc is likely going to wrap up in the next film, so we can expect to see Mary Jane make an appearance in the next installment, but if I were a betting man- and I am- I’d wager that Woodley won’t be involved. Now, it’s possible, if in the slimmest way, that they could arrange the filming schedule to fit it into her now very busy schedule, but that is not likely to happen.
Divergent, which also stars Theo James, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney and Ashley Judd. That film releases in March. Pre-production has already begun on its sequel, Insurgent, which will hit in 2015.You can check out the interview in its entirety by clicking the link below.
Source : MTV