Funnily enough, this news of Shailene Woodley‘s Mary Jane Watson not appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 follows soon after the possible news Felicity Jones is playing Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. The Black Cat and Peter Parker love interest. Hmm, was Mary-Jane bumped to make room for Black Cat?
Here’s the quote from Woodley as it appears in the print edition of Entertainment Weekly where the actress was discussing her latest feature, Divergent,
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.
And since we now know there’ll for sure be an Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 it seems the footage Woodley shot for TASM 2, specifically her meeting with current Parker flame, Emma Stone‘s Gwen Stacy, will come into play for the next film.
Which brings into question the fate of Stone’s Stacy. Something comic book fans will continue debating until TASM 2 releases. What do you think changed in the script that bumped Mary Jane’s brief appearance from TASM 2 to 3? Could it be the inclusion of The Black Cat? Or is Stacy hanging around longer than we thought? (So not sorry for that.)