Shailene Woodley got cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2

As seen on set here and here, The Descendants‘ Shailene Woodley was set to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But hot off the news that Sony plans to make Spider-Man films through at least 2018, the year when Andrew Garfield turns 35, comes the news that Mary Jane won’t even show up until Spider-Man 3.

…talking recently with EW, she reveals you’re gonna have to wait a little while to see her performance. You see, she’s been cut out of the second movie with part now being placed in part three — which either means it wasn’t very big to start with and will be expanded down the line, or everyone is just seeing what works on the fly.

“Of course I’m bummed,” she said. “But I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason….based on the proposed plot, I completely understand holding off on introducing (Mary Jane) until the next film.”

The proposed plot perhaps means the long standing rumor that Emma Stone‘s Gwen Stacey is going to be killed (as she was in the comics), with MJ as Peter Parker’s shoulder to cry his webby tears on. [ThePlaylist/ComingSoon]

Yeah, I’d like to cry some webby tears on MJ myself, gnome sayin’?? OH! (*looks around for high five, smokes cigarette behind the head*)

Anyway, I’m hoping Sony takes The Hobbit approach to Mary Jane, where the characters spend the entire movie talking about going to Mary Jane’s house, and all the cool stuff Mary Jane has there, and what they’re going to do when they finally get to Mary Jane’s house, and how fun it’s going to be; and then they walk halfway there and the movie ends with a close-up on her eyeball.

Characters in Oscar movies can’t truly emote unless there’s a body of water nearby.