Shailene Woodley cut from 'Spider-Man' sequel
June 20th, 2013
01:00 PM ET

Shailene Woodley cut from 'Spider-Man' sequel

It looks like Peter Parker will have to find another redhead to playfully call him "tiger."

Shailene Woodley's role as one of Spider-Man's greatest love interests, Mary Jane Watson, has been cut from the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, according to a statement from the film's director, Marc Webb.

"I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship," Webb said. "Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her."

Woodley - who is well known from her acclaimed performance in 2011's "The Descendants" and from the lead role in "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" - is considerably "bummed" about not being able to sling webs with everyone's favorite neighborhood wall crawler, but ultimately understands Webb's decision.

"Of course I'm bummed," Woodley told Entertainment Weekly. "But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason. MJ only appeared in a few scenes and I wouldn't trade the experience of working with Andrew [Garfield] and Emma [Stone] for three days on set for the world."

The exclusion of Mary Jane is telling, however. Comic book fans will remember that Peter and Gwen's relationship (spoiler at the link) doesn't exactly end well, which could open up a return for MJ (and possibly Woodley) in the just announced third and fourth films.

"Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing MJ until the next film," Woodley said.


soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. fwap

    that is all

    June 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Meh

    You look like a little brat

    June 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lord Toronaga

    Should have fired that new dorky looking Spider-Man. Looks like Dr. Who mated with a goat and Spider-Wuss was born.
    Bring her back and get a better choice for Peter Parker.

    June 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. citizenUSA

    Should'a cut Garfield.

    June 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. I'd like to give that saucy little redhead a smootch on her rosy lips. Then I'd kiss her on the mouth...

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    June 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. She fights constantly let's go....

    sorry dazey it still does not give you the right too do what you did.....its all your fault.

    June 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BINGO--

    as I predicted–and those people have alllllllllll the time in the world too bug others-:p

    June 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
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    GREAT.

    June 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. L1A SQUASHING T.DELL13...THERE SOON.

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    June 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. L1A located.

    She's not beautiful inside nor outside.

    June 23, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. when i begin again shortly...it will still back too multiples...stam50 is still "there".

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    June 23, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. when i begin again shortly...it will still be multiples--always had lost of energy there...

    yep

    June 23, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. email? reading.

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    June 23, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. stacie? who's she.

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    June 23, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. DiBro

    the woman is very pretty she must have a ton of boyfriends

    June 23, 2013 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  16. brocontct

    actually we woo'd each other all the time...truth

    June 23, 2013 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  17. A movie yes but not a photos...i find that silly then why heck is the person there.....she needs too recheck that.

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    June 23, 2013 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  18. SHE WAS HIDDEN YESTERDAY AND NOW ATTACHED.

    "PLAYING" BEFORE HEADING OUT.....WHAT A FREEKIN MAROON1

    June 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bex Actress

    can't wait do head too my 42 dream–

    June 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. janie

    As long as your "social" Hollywood carries on

    June 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  21. If she crashes...send her all the bills only for what SHE did. thanks.

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    June 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. 19 years married: if s-x has too be forced then there is no interest.

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    June 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. SHE STARTED IT WITH THE OLDER WOMAN CORRECT AND PRINT.

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    June 22, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
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    Told at DD

    June 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
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    1. had a fight with someone went too la–the usual garbage
    2. happy married couples - not interested
    3. we have distinguished my capital letter comments with her capital comments....
    4. can't see severance every 3 months–proof

    June 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  27. ALL HAPPILY MARRIED VOTED: JUST LAUGH AT HER

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    June 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  28. When he gets busy she heads to LA

    thanks

    June 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  29. plain jane knows what she did... and we have it....

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    June 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. PRINT WHERE IT BEGAN--SEE YOU STARTED IT TODAY WE DIDNT.

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    June 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  34. CONCLUSION: JUST LAUGH AT THE 16 YEAR OLD...HER BOYFRIEND DID SOMETHING AND SHE CAME MY WAY....WHAT JUST HAPPENED IS YOURRRRRR FAULT...THANKS

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    June 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
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    MAROON 1

    June 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  40. I JUST NOTICED THAT I FORGOT TO ZIP MY FLY BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE TODAY, AND I’VE BEEN WALKING AROUND WITH AN ERECTION ALL F-CKING MORNING. TALK ABOUT EMBARRASING.

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    June 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  41. M.A.P.

    Shailene!? What kind of drugs were her parents on when ythey named her? I prefer "Afterbirth" or if you are looking for something unique; "Afterbyrth".

    June 21, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Omg you can sing Joline by Dolly Parton and replace the name with Shailene! It sounds hilarious! Shaileeeeene!!

      June 21, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Dobby

      Christopher Cross had a song called 'Sailing' way back when. Replace the word Sailing with Shailene, and the song still makes sense.

      June 21, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  42. aj...10pm

    k

    June 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  43. THE WALL ON THIS MACHINE IS THE ONE SHEEEEEEEEEEEE PUT ON HERE I DIDN'T..GET IT OFF...

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    June 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Did you call your daddy to tap you? That's el disgusto AND illegal...

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    June 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Genia knows you.-- we told you that... HACKER.

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    June 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  46. derp

    I've got a job for her..

    June 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Major Beau Nerr, standing at attention

    *sPrOiNg*

    June 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Comic Book Guy

    This article is kind of misleading. Apparently Shailene only filmed a few brief scenes, and those were cut from this particular film. That doesn't mean those scenes won't be included in the next sequel, or that Shailene has been cut entirely from the film series and that "Peter Parker will have to find another redhead to playfully call him tiger." Way to mishandle the facts, CNN.

    June 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah showman

      But they also didn't say that she would be in the other films... and that would upset people too if he reported she "might" be in the other films. so lose-lose situation for the writer and he is just trying to get reads.... not facts were wrong. she was cut from the "sequel" key word sequel sir. fact correct.

      June 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doubt it.

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      June 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMOOTH DAT COOTCH

      pucker up, buttercup...

      June 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Its everywhere -- so sad...

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    June 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  50. gross? how do you know what her boobs look like?

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    June 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • She has nothing perky about her...the woman above does..

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      June 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      She does in fact have a cute set of perkies.

      June 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lenny

      I would name them George, and I would hug them and pet them and squeeze them and motorboat them and give them a pearl necklace...

      June 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Gross

    She's cute. I like her boobs.

    June 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |

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