Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Woodley sad about Spider-Man cut

Shailene Woodley has revealed her dismay at not appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The actress was expected to appear in the follow-up, which is due out next year. But instead, she will be introduced as Mary Jane Watson in the third instalment of Marc Webb's rebooted film franchise, which stars Andrew Garfield as the eponymous webbed superhero and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacy.

"Of course I'm bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason..." she told Entertainment Weekly.

"Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film," she added.

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been set for a release in June 2016, while the fourth film will be out in May 2018.

Shailene, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in The Descendants, will next be seen in comedy drama The Spectacular Now, and is expected to start filming the big-screen adaptation of John Green's book The Fault In Our Stars in August.

The 21-year-old has also been working on Neil Burger's sci-fi adventure Divergent, based on Veronica Roth's best-selling novels.

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