Shailene Woodley is following up her Indie Spirit Award win for best supporting actress in The Descendants with another big role. As we reported earlier, she was in talks to play Mary Jane Watson in Amazing Spider-Man 2, and now THR confirms she’s been cast. They also dropped a huge spoiler:
But the Mary Jane role is proving to be only a very small part in Amazing Spider-Man 2 but blossoms into an integral lead for the planned third movie as the studio seeks to build to the classic “Death of Gwen Stacy” story.
We’ve been wondering for awhile how they’d handle Gwen Stacy, and Emma Stone herself said the character should meet the same end as the Gwen Stacy in the comics.
For those unaware, that end entailed Green Goblin throwing her off a bridge and Spider-Man accidentally killing her by breaking her neck while trying to save her. From this casting news, it sounds like we may be seeing Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man 2. But no Emma Stone in Amazing Spider-Man 3. That makes me a sad panda.
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