Has COSMOPOLIS’ Sarah Gadon Become the New Mary Jane in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2? [Updated: No]

     June 21, 2013

sarah-gadon-slice

Yesterday, we reported that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), who was set to play Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, had been cut from the picture because director Marc Webb wanted to “streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship.”  The character would appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but would likely be recast.  However, a new wrinkle has emerged as the production has possibly cast their new MJ already by hiring Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis).

Hit the jump for more.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014. [Update: The actress has taken to Twitter to clear things up: “To all those a twitter, I will not be playing MJ in Spider-Man. I have a role in the film, but it is not that one :).”]

Last night, ET Canada [via JoBlo] tweeted the following:

 

That’s pretty vague, but it’s possible that the studio wants to lock down an actress to play Mary Jane so the production can hit the ground running on The Amazing Spider-Man 3.  There’s also the disappointing possibility that Webb’s statement was false, and they felt Woodley’s performance wasn’t in line with their vision for the character, so they hired Gadon to play the role.  I personally have no problem with Gadon since I’ve only seen her in Cosmopolis and Antiviral, and she was fine in both if not particularly memorable due to being overshadowed by incredibly unhinged lead characters. Of course, it’s also possible that Gadon isn’t playing Mary Jane at all.

I’m sure this will all be sorted out soon, but it does raise the question of how vital the Mary Jane role is to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Is it something that can be excised completely with no harm to the story?  Because when they tried to cut most of the Rajit Ratha (Irrfan Khan) role from The Amazing Spider-Man, it only led to confusion.

sarah-gadon

Around The Web

Latest News

KNOCK KNOCK: Keanu Reeves Gets Tortured By Sexy Psychopaths in New Trailer

Eli Roth's latest film stars Keanu Reeves as a good guy who does a bad thing...and pays for it dearly.

Paramount’s WORLD WAR Z Sequel Gets a Summer 2017 Release Date

'The Impossible' helmer J.A. Bayona will direct the sequel from a script by Steven Knight with Brad Pitt returning in the lead role.

Reese Witherspoon to Play Tinkerbell in Live-Action Disney Movie

Disney will not stop until every single one of its animated classics has a live-action reboot.

Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt Talk POLTERGEIST and Why Clowns Are So Horrifying

They also talk about memorable moments from filming and what they liked about the script.

Daredevil Season 1 Finale Recap: “Daredevil”

The first season of 'Daredevil' comes to a close as Matt Murdock earns his horns!

JURASSIC WORLD: Chris Pratt Can’t Stop Goofing Around in New Featurettes

What was the atmosphere like on set? With Chris Pratt around, the answer is "hilarious".

TOMORROWLAND Review

The future may be bright, but Brad Bird’s new film is a dim bulb.

  • Spoiler

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Trailer Reveals the New Stop-Motion Effort from Aardman

The folks behind 'Chicken Run' and 'Wallace and Gromit' bring us the story of sheep in the city.

Watch: Damon Lindelof Plays “Save or Kill”, Is Forced to Choose STAR WARS or TREK

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Damon Lindelof is forced to choose.

New THE GALLOWS Trailer Shows off Its School Spirit

The Blumhouse Productions and Warner Bros. release hits theaters on July 20th.

Page 1 of 3,95912345...102030...Last »