Find out which character well-known to Marvel Comics fans was deleted from “The Amazing Spider-Man: A Hero’s Fate”, while filming!
In 2013, an announcement resounds with force in the superheroic world: Shailene Woodley, expected to be the star of the teenage saga Divergent, will be cut from The Amazing Spider-Man: The Fate of a Hero! No one understands the reason for this decision, which was announced on the cover of a magazine.
It should be remembered that at the time, Shailene Woodley was one of the rising stars of the cinema and that the first Amazing Spider-Man worked well at the box office (750 million dollars reported in the world) and that we expect a lot the sequel to Andrew Garfield’s adventures as Peter Parker.
However, after only three days of filming with Emma Stone and A. Garfield, it is announced to Woodley that his character will be cut from the plot and that she will not appear at all in the finished film. The information comes out in the specialized media, intriguing and creating doubts about the future of this second opus.
In mid-June 2013, when the shooting was not quite finished, Marc Webb, director of the franchise, published a press release to explain this drastic choice:
To make the story more fluid, I made the creative decision to focus on Peter and Gwen’s relationship and their love affair. Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and although we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we loved working with her.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has other behind-the-scenes issues as well, which we went into in detail in this article. In summary, there are far too many characters and storylines for a single movie, and tensions arise between the studio on one side and Webb and Garfield on the other.
For her part, the future star of the Divergent saga is a beautiful player and understanding, declaring to Entertainment Weekly before the release of TASM2:
Given the story told, I fully understand the need to postpone the arrival of [Mary Jane] to the next movie.
Shailene Woodley to continue her career with three films Divergent, independent films and the series Big Little Lies, which sees her giving the answer to Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern or Reese Witherspoon. This year, she was featured in Designated Guilty and Her Lover’s Last Letter (available on myCANAL).
In 2022, she will play the counterpart to Ben Mendelsohn in Damián Szifron’s thriller Misanthrope and will play a swindler in redemption in Robots.
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