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Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Cut From The Amazing Spider-Man 2

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Actress Shailene Woodley arrives at the premiere of A24's "The Spectacular Now" during the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, we learned of Sony's intention to extend the current incarnation of Spider-Man out over four movies. It appears this will greatly impact the first sequel, which is set to be released next May. Namely, Mary Jane, Spider-Man's main love interest, will no longer be appearing. In the most recent print issue of Entertainment Weekly, Shailene Woodley, the actress set to play MJ, addressed the delay:

"Of course I'm bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason ... Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film."

Director Marc Webb told The Hollywood Reporter that the move was a "creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship." We're not sure what this exactly means for the next film plot-wise, but let's hope it means that Emma Stone gets to stick around longer, and gets super and ditches Peter Parker and becomes the new Spider-Man forever.

Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images