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Shailene Woodley thinks Spider-Man axe was 'smart'

Shailene Woodley thinks Spider-Man axe was 'smart'

Jul 26 2013, 10:28am CDT | by Bang Movies

Shailene Woodley thinks it was ''smart'' to cut her role from 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. The actress had filmed scenes as Mary Jane Parker - the iconic love interest of Spider-Man/Peter Parker,...

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Shailene Woodley thinks Spider-Man axe was 'smart'

Jul 26 2013, 10:28am CDT | by Bang Movies

Shailene Woodley thinks it was ''smart'' to cut her role from 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.

The actress had filmed scenes as Mary Jane Parker - the iconic love interest of Spider-Man/Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield - in the upcoming flick, but her role was axed by director Marc Webb last month in order to focus on Spider-Man's earlier romance with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).

Although Woodley initially revealed she was ''bummed'' to be cut from the movie, she has now insisted it was wise of the director to axe the character - who is an important part of Spider-Man's life - because she only had a small role in the film.

She explained: ''I think it's smart, honestly. Looking back at it, MJ was in, I think, four scenes. I shot three days and they were good scenes, but they were also like 45-second long scenes, and to introduce such a vital character like that doesn't make much sense in the end.

''In the beginning I don't think it was something anybody ever really thought about, because it was just like, 'OK, we'll introduce MJ in this one, and bring her back in the next.' But then after they sort of started cutting it together, they realised that it didn't make much sense.''

The flame-haired love interest is now expected to be introduced in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' in 2016, but the role may be recast as Woodley pursues her own movie franchise with a lead role in next year's teen fantasy epic, 'Divergent'.

She added to MTV News: ''There's not even a script for the third one. So it's one of those things where I would absolutely love to do it, but if 'Divergent' does well, hopefully timing would work out.''

Webb announced plans to ''streamline'' the plot for his upcoming sequel last month, saying: ''I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her.''

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Jul 30 2014 12:19pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Lionsgate has acquired rights to Down A Dark Hall based on the 1974 YA bestseller from Lois Duncan (I Know What You Did Last Summer) with Rodrigo Cortés attached to direct. Screenwriter Michael Goldbach wrote the original adaptation for the screen, and Chris Sparling (Sea of Trees, Buried) has come aboard to also write on the film. ‘Twilight’ author Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett will produce via their Fickle Fish Films along with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty B ...
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Almost Featured J. Jonah Jameson and a Surprise Reveal

Jul 15 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: comingsoon

One of the major changes that we know happened in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the complete excising of Mary Jane from the film. Actress Shailene Woodley was cast in the role and filmed all her scenes but eventually she was removed altogether. Now, the folks over at Badass Digest have gotten their hands on an early draft of the film's script by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman that reveals a num ...
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Intl Box Office: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Awakens To $31.1M Overseas; ‘Transformers’ Adds $102M; More

Jul 13 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: Deadline

In what was expected to be a somewhat transitional weekend overseas – especially in Europe and Latin America as the World Cup winds down tonight – the big pictures still playing include Transformers: Age Of Extinction, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Maleficent. Breaking into the international market for the first time was domestic box office champ Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. In line for about $74M in the States, Dawn rose in 26 markets overseas with $31.1 ...
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‘Divergent’ Sequel ‘Allegiant’ Hires ‘Maze Runner’ Writer

Jul 10 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

The Divergent sequel Insurgent is still several months away from theaters. But with the franchise slated to churn out a new installment each year there’s no time to be wasted in prepping the sequels. So Allegiant – Part 1, which follows Insurgent, has just tapped Noah Oppenheim to write the script. Interestingly, Oppenheim is coming fresh off of a rival YA adaptation, Fox’s The Maze Runner. At least we know he has experience with the genre. Hit the jump for more updat ...
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6 weeks ago

For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley

Jun 14 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: la times

Yes, Shailene Woodley's far younger than most Oscar voters. Yes, she's in a weepie adored by teen girls. But her acting is the year's best so far and she deserves a nod for 'The Fault in Our Stars.'Yes, Shailene Woodley's far younger than most Oscar voters. Yes, she's in a weepie adored by teen girls. But her acting is the y ...
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Robert Pattinson Says He's "Homeless" Again, Laughs About His "Heavy Saliva" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jun 13 2014 6:42am CDT | Source: eonline

Shailene Woodley isn't the only homeless Hollywood star. The Rover's Robert Pattinson revealed that he too is without a home on Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!. "Last time... ...
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Shailene Woodley on Being Cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2: "Was I Awful?"

Jun 12 2014 8:23am CDT | Source: tvguide

After starring in two of the year's biggest films, The Fault in Our Stars andDivergent, there's no doubt 2014 is Shailene Woodley's year. But it's easy to forget the actress was also supposed to appear in another blockbuster smash,The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Woodley filmed scenes as Mary Jane Watson, but was ultimately cut from the film. So how did she handle the bad news? Read More > Other Li ...
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7 weeks ago

Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Insurgent’, ‘Fast & Furious 7′, ‘Sharknado 2′

Jun 11 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Today’s Sequel Bits involves the sea floor-dwelling creatures of Bikini Bottom, the high-flying dragon riders of Berk, and everyone in between. After the jump: Is China getting sick of effects-heavy Hollywood sequels? Rumor has it Jurassic World will feature pterodactyl riders Insurgent casts a couple more Dauntless characters Paul Walker‘s brother may be in future Fast movies Ernie Hudson says Ghostbusters 3 will shoot soo ...
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7 weeks ago

WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD Clip: Shailene Woodley Gets Intimate

Jun 10 2014 2:43pm CDT | Source: Collider

The fantastic Shailene Woodley-fronted drama The Fault in Our Stars took the box office by storm last weekend, but the actress stars in a coming-of-age story of a very different sort later this year.  The first White Bird in a Blizzard clip has been released from writer/director Gregg Araki’s (Mysterious Skin) adaptation of the Laura Kasischke novel, and it shows Woodley and co-star Shiloh Fernandez enjoying their hypnotic, sexually-charged relationship.  ...
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7 weeks ago

‘Divergent’ Sequel ‘Insurgent’ Casts Keiynan Lonsdale As Uriah

Jun 10 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Summit’s Divergent follow-up Insurgent has cast Keiynan Lonsdale. The actor, who recently starred on Australian dance drama Dance Academy, will play Uriah, a fellow initiate who befriends Tris (Shailene Woodley) as the stakes climb higher in the second and third installments. The character appears in Veronica Roth’s original YA novel Divergent but didn’t make an appearance in Lionsgate/Summit’s March blockbuster adaptation. Insurgent ...
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