Yesterday news broke that Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson was being cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Director Marc Webb explained that he made the decision so that the story could focus on Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy’s relationship. Mary Jane Watson will now make her first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but there have been tons of rumors stating that Shailene Woodley will be recast. Tonight’s news adds a lot of fuel to those rumors… do we have our new Mary Jane?
Actress Sarah Gadon just confirmed to ET Canada that she will be joining the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. No role has been confirmed, but I think it’s easy to connect the dots here based on the timing of the announcement.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) June 21, 2013
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will have a presence at Comic Con in San Diego next month, but hopefully Sony puts out a press release before then to clear up all this confusion. If Sarah Gadon is the new Mary Jane Watson, do you think she’s a better choice than Shailene Woodley? Let me know in the comments below!