This is surprising. Marc Webb’s spidey sequel “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will no longer have a pretty big character. Mary Jane Watson is out of the second film. Shailene Woodley was slated to play Watson.

“Of course I’m bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason. … Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film,” Woodley told ComicBookMovie.

It probably gives more credence that Emma Stone, who plays Gwen Stacey is going to die in the second film. Andrew Garfield is back as Peter Parker with Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as Rhino.

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