Shailene Woodley who got nominated for Golden Globe in 2011 will not be appearing in Spiderman 2 as Mary Jane.
Her role as the love interest of Spiderman will have to wait until the next sequel as the Director of the film Marc Webb decided to have a different plot for this sequel than the originally planned one. The role of Mary Jane was originally a brief one in the sequel and the actress shot only a couple of scenes as Mary Jane. It is also believed that shot scenes of Mary Jane would be snipped off from the movie.
When asked about the decision, Webb said that he had made creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Real life couple, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, plays the roles of Gwen and Stacy in the film.
Shailene Woodley in her exclusive statement said that, “Of course I’m bummed. 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.
It is not clear whether the previously filmed scenes would be used in the third film which would hit the theatres in 2016.