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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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Sep 12 2014 8:19am CDT | Source: movies.com

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Extended Cut Review: On Meaning and Meaninglessness

Sep 6 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Collider

The sweetest film ever made about existential nihilism, The Fault in Our Stars under the pretense of tween YA adapted romance smuggles in a heavy dose of post-Kierkegaardian philosophy.  As such the film’s sort of a scam job – advertised with its pretty cherubic young actors’ faces with the promise of an epic doomed love story (a la well… Love Story) but actually more interested in what life means when everything you do is inherently meaningless and how can you possibly leave a mark ...
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Bitch Stole My Look! Jenny McCarthy vs. Shailene Woodley in Stella McCartney

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Had you asked us last week if we thought Jenny McCarthy and Shailene Woodley's paths would ever cross, we would have said no. Sure, the former The View panelist could interview The ...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Embraces Feminism!

Aug 15 2014 2:27pm CDT | Source: celebtv

With all the young Hollywood stars like Shailene Woodley coming out against feminism, there’s one actor who’s embracing the label! Joseph Gordon-Levitt told Ellen Degeneres back in February that he is “absolutely” a feminist. And in a recent Daily Beast article, he was asked about his comment again. Joseph says he doesn’t really understand why people are against feminism and that he thinks the movement can benefi ...
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Divergent DVD Review: Shailene Woodley Wows Us!

Aug 5 2014 4:36pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Divergent arrives on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download after its triumphant, $400 million gross, run in theaters. Veronica Roth’s blockbuster book could not have tapped a better director in Neil Burger and casting Shailene Woodley as our heroine, Tris. Roth’s story follows a dystopian world where the citizens of Chicago live behind a walled landscape and live their life in peace by being placed in one of five virt ...
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Neil Burger Talks DIVERGENT, HUNGER GAMES Comparisons, Why He Didn’t Direct INSURGENT, Possibly Returning for ALLEGIANT, and More

Aug 5 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Collider

Earlier this year, Summit Entertainment launched a new franchise with Divergent.  The adaptation of the first novel in author Veronica Roth’s trilogy bore some resemblance to another post-apocalyptic franchise, but director Neil Burger ensured that his futuristic sci-fi thriller would stand alone.  He began by assembling an excellent cast led by Shailene Woodley, opted for a colorful visual approach he ...
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Lionsgate Acquires ‘Down A Dark Hall’ From ‘Twilight’ Producers & Temple Hill

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 Bowen. ...
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Divergent

Apr 4 2014 9:37am CDT | Source: movie gazette

From the start of this film, with voice over from Tris (Shailene Woodley) setting out the scene as we pan over a broken and largely abandoned cityscape (Chicago, 100 years after the war) the visuals are stunning and an integral part of the story. I’m not usually a fan of narration, but it works here to bring us up to speed, otherwise people who haven’t read the book would be floundering in a sea of oddities. (Side note: read the book. It’s worth it.) Why is ...
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