Sony Pictures recently announced release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, coming in 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4, coming in 2018. What they failed to mention was how this would affect the plot of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Entertainment Weekly spoke with actress Shailene Woodley about her role in the upcoming YA adaptation Divergent, where the actress revealed that her role as Mary Jane Watson has been bumped from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with the scenes we saw being shot in New York City cut out of the film.
Shailene Woodley had this to say about not appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
"Of course I'm bummed. 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."
Mary Jane and her important role in the life of Peter Parker will be held for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Which brings up plenty of new questions in regards to the plot of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We've also seen photos (MAJOR SPOILER!) of Emma Stone in Gwen Stacy's icon death wardrobe. Many thought the actress wouldn't make it out of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 alive. But then, it looked as though director Marc Webb was pulling a riff on What If? #24, where Gwen lives. /the-amazing-spider-man-2-set-photos-hint-at-a-major-twist-ending/Set photos revealed Spider-Man swinging Stacy to safety.
Its safe to say that Emma Stone will return in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, with her death possibly coming in The Amazing Spider-Man 4. Marc Webb is definitely planning a fake out with Gwen's death in the upcoming sequel.
It is unclear if the scenes with Mary Jane Watson are being re-shot at a later date, or if the footage is being saved. You can look at the set photos and video of these scenes here.
Now, we'll just have to wait and see how this all plays out, as Peter Parker will also have to deal with his other girlfriend Black Cat somewhere down the line. Don't you hate it when a guy with that kind of haircut gets all the girls?