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Shailene Woodley Opens Up About What Would Have Been Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Mary Jane

My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

“She was only going to be in four scenes…I think it’s really incredibly smart that she’s not in it, looking back at it now because they’re introducing so many characters and MJ is such a vital character that it makes sense to hold off for future movies to introduce her.”Shailene Woodley speaking to Empire Magazine at San Diego Comic-Con.

Last month we learned Woodley was cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 completely. Mary Jane is set to play a larger role in the next film but it’s still unclear whether or not Woodley will pick it back up.

Although she was there to promote Divergent, Empire also managed to ask the actress if she uttered Mary Jane’s famous introduction line from the comics (the panel shown here). “I did say it”, she told them.

(via Empire)

Previously in San Diego Comic-Con

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."