Marc Webb explains why Shailene Woodley was cut from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

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Earlier today Shailene Woodley revealed that her scenes as Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were being cut from the movie. Director Marc Webb just issued a statement and explained the decision:

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.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporters says that Woodley is unlikely to return for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and that the role of Mary Jane will be recast. That may just be speculation at this point, but it’s possible that Woodley’s schedule may not allow her to return. As always, stay tuned to Spider-Man News for all the latest!

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter