It looks like Shailene Woodley’s hopes of ever playing Mary Jane may be dashed, as the actress says her commitments to the Divergent (opens in new tab) sequels may prevent her from appearing in any forthcoming Spider-Man movies.
The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb cast Woodley as Mary Jane, who was set to appear in the forthcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (opens in new tab) , but the role was dropped when Sony decided to extend the future of the Spidey movies.
Webb in turn decided that MJ should be introduced at a later stage. Woodley then moved on to sci-fi book adaptation Divergent .
Now, speaking to MTV about the probability of playing MJ in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 , Woodley said: “I don’t know anything, but seeing as how they picked up the next two Divergent films, I don’t know how I would keep my sanity with two big action films in one year. But anything can happen.”
With such a busy work schedule and Sony planning a whole roster of Spider-Man films over the coming years, it seems possible that Webb may end up having to recast the Mary Jane role.