Yesterday, we posted that Shailene Woodley had her scenes cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2, because director Marc Webb wanted to “focus more on Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey’s relationship.” Today, we learn news that might not be the full picture. Take a look at the tweet below from ET Canada.
Huge news for @sarahgadon – she just confirmed to us that she is joining The Amazing Spider-Man franchise pic.twitter.com/HpRcAMhQGU
That looks to me, like they might not have been entirely satisfied with Woodley’s performance and are locking in Sarah Gadon as her replacement. Of course, it could also be for Woodley’s involvement in the Divergent series; but that’s REALLY fast timing to get a new Mary Jane Watson.
It’s really just speculation at the moment, but I will say that I think this Gadon, whose only really been in Cosmopolis, looks a lot more like MJ than Woodley did. We’ll keep you posted as more on this story develops here at DFAT!