Happy Shailene Woodley Wednesday everyone!
The day got kicked off with word that the actress who was set to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had been bumped to Spider-Man 3. Later in the day, director Marc Webb and Woodley both commented on the matter.
Marc Webb's statement:
"I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Shailene is an incredibly talented actress, and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her."
Woodley told Entertainment Weekly, "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."
Speaking of Entertainment Weekly, Woodley and costar Theo James are featured in a new set of Divergent pics. The movie covers this week's issue of the magazine. Check out the pics below, then pick up the latest issue for a report from the set.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due in theaters May 2, 2014 while ASM3 hits June 10, 2016 and ASM4 arrive May 4, 2018. Meanwhile, you won't have to wait that long for Divergent. That movie arrives in theaters March 21, 2014.