'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Cuts Mary Jane

David Cornell

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won't have Mary Jane after all!

The second film in Marc Webb's reboot of the Spider-Man franchise is apparently giving Peter Parker some time to mourn. This is considering, of course, that the rumors are true over recent set photos of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in a certain outfit. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, set photos of Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) love interest from The Amazing Spider-Man show her in an outfit that mirrors that of the comics where she dies.

Of course, that plot point is just rumor, but there seem to be a lot of facts surrounding it.

For instance, Norman Osborne (Chris Cooper) is being planned to be in the film, and he's the Green Goblin's alter ego. The Green Goblin is the one in the comics who killed off Gwen Stacy, paving the way for Mary Jane Watson after a while.

The actress chosen to play the part of Mary Jane, Shailene Woodley, has stated, "Of course I'm bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason. … Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film."

If Mary Jane is being postponed for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, it's possible that the director just wants to give our hero some time to grieve for the loss of Gwen Stacy. If Gwen Stacy is killed off too early, it would mean they didn't give the second villain enough time to be built up before making him notorious. If she's killed off toward the end, Mary Jane would be seen as a shoehorned character that would have been better off postponed, much like Venom in Spider-Man 3.  It could also mean that the footage of the two actresses meeting might be left on the cutting floor to make room for continuity in the sequel.

And that's what's happening.  Mary Jane's appearance in the series is being postponed.  Whether it's a dead giveaway or an effort to use the press to conceal what really happens, the truth is still unknown.

Why do you think they are postponing the part of Mary Jane for the third film? Are you excited to see what happens in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

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