Jun 19, 2013 03:10 PM EST

Shailene Woodley's Character Cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2

Shailene Woodley's Character Cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2
Mary Jane Watson, one of Peter Parker's love interests, has been cut out entirely from the upcoming film, "Amazing Spider-Man 2". 
What would the reason be for this? Well, apparently even after filming for several weeks, Shailene Woodley's Watson was cut so that she could spark up a love interest with Peter Parker in "Amazing Spider-Man 3".  In the second film, supposedly the storyline will follow the death of Gwen Stacy, so filmmakers wanted to really tug at the heartstrings with this plot. Director Marc Webb said, "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."
Woodley also commented on the news, saying, "Of course I'm bummed. 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."
"Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be released May 2, 2014.
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