Shailene Woodley Cut From The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Feels "Bummed"

Entertainment Jun. 19, 2013 AT 1:40PM
Shailene Woodley says she's "bummed" her scenes were cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Shailene Woodley says she's "bummed" her scenes were cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Credit: Bobby Bank/WireImage.com

Emma Stone will have Andrew Garfield all to herself in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Though Shailene Woodley filmed scenes for the sequel in February (and even dyed her hair red to play the superhero's love interest, Mary Jane Watson), the 21-year-old actress' role has been cut from the film, she tells the June 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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

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In addition to real-life couple Garfield and Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also stars Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Chris Cooper, Denis Leary and Chris Zylka. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in theaters May 2, 2014. The third and fourth films in the franchise are slated for release in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

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Woodley -- nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in The Descendants in 2011 -- has plenty of other films to focus on, beginning with The Spectacular Now. Costarring Miles Teller, the dramedy is slated for an Aug. 2 release. She's also filming Divergent, based on the dystopian young adult best-seller by Veronica Roth. The movie also stars Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd and Mekhi Phifer.

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The actress also scored the lead role in the adaptation of another best-selling book, The Fault in Our Stars. As one of her costars, Jai Courtney, tells Entertainment Weekly, "She's going to be such a big f-cking star."

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