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After the release of [The Amazing Spider-Man 2](movie:508593), some reports indicated that Sony were disappointed with it's performance at the box office, and that plans for a Sinister Six movie were being shelved.

With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-Ray, however, it seems that those plans are back on. A bonus disk titled "Something Sinister This Way Comes" releases deleted scenes that point heavily towards the formation of the villainous gang of six. And this reopens an important question about the future of the TASM franchise: Who is going to play Mary Jane Watson?

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As almost everyone who saw the first two The Amazing Spider-Man movies will agree, Emma Stone made a great Gwen Stacy.

However, in the infamous Clock Tower scene in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man could not stop her falling to her death as he did battle with the Green Goblin. However, Emma Stone was so good in the role that many fans are now asking - can whoever is chosen for Mary Jane Watson match Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy?

Let's run through some of the candidates here now:

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley: back for Mary jane Watson?
Shailene Woodley: back for Mary jane Watson?

Shailene Woodley was signed up to appear as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but had her scenes removed from the final cut. Apparently there was one scene near the beginning where we see her moving in next-door, and another moment later in the film where Gwen and MJ run into each other. In the end, both were removed in order to keep the Peter - Gwen relationship in focus.

But could Shailene Woodley return as Mary jane in [The Amazing Spider-Man 3](movie:671279), or the Sinister Six? Well, it's possible. However, with Divergent being such a huge hit, as well as The Fault In Their Stars, there is every chance that Woodley may find it difficult to fit in time for TASM 3.

But is she the right choice, anyway?

Deborah Ann Woll

Is Deborah Ann Woll the perfect MJ?
Is Deborah Ann Woll the perfect MJ?

This red haired actress is most famous for her role on HBO's popular vampire show [True Blood](series:200767), and many think she would make a great Mary Jane Watson. The problem, however, is that she has recently signed up for a different role in the Marvel universe - that of Matt Murdock's love interest Karen Page on the upcoming Netflix show DareDevil.

Could she play two Marvel love interests at once? It might be difficult, even if with Sony and Marvel owning the rights separately, it means that they are unlikely to ever come into the same cinematic universe.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie - Mary Jane Watson?
Margot Robbie - Mary Jane Watson?

Margot Robbie is, surprisingly, only 24 years old - though anyone who saw her role in [The Wolf of Wall Street](movie:16412) will know that she can seem significantly older than that. Many fans are keen to see Mary Jane Watson as completely out of Peter Parker's league, and Robbie could deliver on that front.

The problem - as it was reportedly with Woodley, too - may be about the chemistry between Margot Robbie and Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker. Would fans believe in a relationship between Margot Robbie and the rather more dorky Garfield? After Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, it might be the chemistry between the two main stars that is most important.

Which bring us back to:

Emma Stone

Emma Stone: Could she return as MJ Watson?
Emma Stone: Could she return as MJ Watson?

There have been reports that Emma Stone could return to The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, this time but not as Gwen Stacy but as Mary jane Watson! Admittedly, this might seem a little weird, but fans have so far been quite positive about the move.

This is not the only way we could see the return of Emma Stone though. In one recent interview she was asked about whether she could see herself ever returning to the films. Her enigmatic reply was: "there's a whole plot line that could happen that could bring her back"

So which of these actresses do you think would make the best Mary Jane Watson for The Amazing Spider-Man 3? Have your say below the line!


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