I never truly understood the level of hatred the fanboy community unleashed when Shailene Woodley was announced as the next Mary Jane Watson in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. All at once a hive mind of pimple faced man-children screamed “She’s not hot enough! MJ is a model! Let’s get someone else!“
And not to sound like a flower toting hippie, “Hey man, everyone’s beautiful”, but Shailene Woodley’s a knockout. She’s a hottie patottie, and the ridiculous amount of venomous barbs cast her way was a bunch of nonsense.
As we know, Shailene Woodley’s scenes were initially cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 late in 2013. Everyone involved claimed she was cut because her small side plot with Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker slowed the pace of the flick, but I can’t help but think that the Woodley backlash had something to do with it. Still, that left the door open for a possible return in any number of future Spider-Man films, ranging from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 to SINISTER SIX.
BUT… Woodley’s just revealed that she probably won’t return to the role. The actress stated:
“Andrew kills it. I don’t know anything, but seeing as how they picked up the next two Divergent films, I don’t know how I’d keep my sanity with two big action films in one year. But, anything can happen, so…”
But I wanted you in the role! I suppose I’ll settle for Mary Elizabeth Winstead or Amber Heard.