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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 won't be seeing any Mary Jane anytime soon

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Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a sequel can with a possibly bloated cast already that includes several villains, loves and acquaintances… That is how the song goes, right? At the rate that the current Spider-Man sequel is teasing new characters, I’m expecting the film to have a colossal team-up between the webhead and Howard the Duck by the time it arrives next year.

But you know who won’t be in the film? Good ol’ cannabis slang name herself, Mary Jane Watson. Tiger is going to have to wait a little bit longer to hit that jackpot.

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Played by Shailene Woodley, the scenes featuring the actress will now be bumped to the third film instead, as she’s been cut from the second film entirely. Speaking to EW via SuperHero Hype, Woodley expressed some disappointment, but maintained that she would be around for the threequel at least.

“Of course I’m bummed,” Woodley said.

But I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason….based on the proposed plot, I completely understand holding off on introducing (Mary Jane) until the next film.

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

I’ve got no problem with this. I’m not keen on a cliched love triangle erupting in that film, and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy has been fantastic so far. That and I blame the ultimate villain of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson, for souring my impressions of the character.

The first sequel will be swinging into cinemas on my birthday next year, May 2, while Spider-films 3 and 4 arrive in 2016 and 2018.



Last Updated: June 20, 2013


  1. Janee, you can’t have too many main roles in a single movie, unless it is an ensemble movie like Expendables or Avengers. Also, who is this actress? I have never heard of her…would have loved to see Rose Leslie in the roll actually if she could drop the accent – love her in Game of Thrones!


    • Kervyn Cloete

      June 20, 2013 at 21:41

      She’s only really come onto the scene recently. She was in The Descendants with George Clooney, but has been landing several roles since then.


  2. John Ambitious

    June 20, 2013 at 13:28

    Good news


  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 20, 2013 at 14:23

    Too many Mary Janes spoiled the broth or something like that right?


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