Spoilers for Amazing Spider-Man 2
When The Amazing Spider-Man began filming earlier last year, Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson. She dyed her hair and even filmed her scenes but was cut from the final film. In a recent interview with movies.com, director Marc Webb revealed how she would have fit into the movies, her future in the franchise, and why MJ was axed from the second installment.
"There was one little scene at the beginning where she is next door and it took place right around the montage where he comes back and there was another little moment between Gwen and MJ. But it just tipped over. The relationship between them [Peter and Gwen] is so sacred and so powerful, that it just didn't feel right. And it sucks because Shailene is such a f**king great actress and so cool and magical but it was just about having this obligation to this romance that I thought was sacred. It was just one of those things."
When asked whether Woodley would be back to play Mary Jane in the future, he replied
"Well, Divergent is a massive hit and I think it's going to be tricky for schedules."
During the interview Marc Webb said that Mary Jane would absolutely appear in the franchise. He also said that,
"The question, of course, is can Peter ever love again? And that will be something we have to address."
Should Shailene come back as Mary Jane or should someone else take on the role? Let me know in the comments!