Shailene Woodley is an American actress that portrayed Mary Jane Watson in the The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Although she was offered a small role in the film, Woodley was supposed to play a much bigger one in its sequel. Her role was ultimately cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because the filmmakers felt there were too many characters and wanted to streamline the film, whilst also providing greater focus on the Peter/Gwen relationship.
- Elena Satine had campaigned for the role for the first film.
- On March 31, 2014, Woodley said she was unsure she wanted to be in the third film as Mary Jane, due to commitments with the Divergent film series.