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Sarah Gadon Reveals 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Role, Marc Webb Teases Sinister Six But Doesn't Know About Shailene Woodley's Return

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 26, 2013 11:43 AM
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It seems that every day since it was announced, Marc Webb's “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has walked a line between misdirection and simple confusion as to which elements to keep. The excision of Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane Watson character was just the latest example, and while Felicity Jones faced rumors that she's playing the Black Cat, it turns out it might be Lily Hollister/Menace instead. But today, another actress has in fact clarified her role in the film, and Webb has hinted at a notorious group's presence in future installments.

Watch: Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley Share Their First Kiss New Clip From 'The Spectacular Now'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 24, 2013 2:52 PM
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The Spectacular Now
“The Spectacular Now” should be on your list of movies to see next month. Our own Rodrigo Perez enjoyed the film when he caught it at Sundance earlier this year, calling it a “darker, sadder, and pained” version of “(500) Days of Summer.” Recently, a wealth of material’s been released, from the trailer to posters and images in anticipation of its release.

Marc Webb Says Rhino Is Only A "Tease" In 'Spider-Man 2'; Shailene Woodley Reveals Why She Got Cut From The Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 19, 2013 10:38 AM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
Worried that, like "X-Men: Days Of Too Many Characters," Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is overflowing with too many villains and characters? Well, for one, the producers know this too and they cut out the role of Mary Jane Watson (played by Shailene Woodley) from the film, to save the character for the third film (more on that in a sec). And as for the various villains that could build to the Sinister Six (Of Too Many Antagonists In One Movie), fear not, Webb says Electro (Jamie Foxx) is the focus of the sequel while The Rhino's (played by Paul Giamatti) appearance may be smaller than expected

Forget Mary Jane Watson, Shailene Woodley Stands Tall As Tris Prior In New Pics From 'Divergent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2013 5:00 PM
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Divergent
Although Shailene Woodley has been cut from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" leaving the part to get recast, she's got nothing to worry about really. While that blockbuster franchise will have to do without the talents of "The Descendants" and "The Spectacular Now" star, she isn't sweating it because she has her own tentpole all to herself.

6 New Images of Shailene Woodley & Theo James In Sci-Fi YA Movie 'Divergent'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2013 5:59 PM
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Shailene Woodley, Divergent
So Shailene Woodley, who will no longer appear in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and is reportedly being replaced in part 3 all together, got kicked in the teeth today, right? That and the fact that there were those vile comic book nerd posts a while back questioning her attractiveness (like those guys wouldn't dream to sit next to her, let alone date her). Meh, not so much. In fact, it's kind of been her day. She showed up in the trailer for "The Spectacular Now," this morning, one of Sundance 2013's biggest hits and now new images of "Divergent" have been released. What's "Divergent"? Well, a sci-fi-ish young adult movie adaptation that looks like it's going to be as popular as "The Hunger Games" if audience fan buzz is any indication.

Oh Wait: Mary Jane Watson Being Completely Recast For 'Spider-Man'; Sandra Bullock Out Of 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 3:11 PM
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So yeah, here are some near shocking casting updates, both of which are surprising for various reasons....

Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane Has Been Cut From 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Won't Appear Until Third Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 12:45 PM
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So, now that the filmmakers have it coming down from on high that Sony wants a fourth entry in "The Amazing Spider-man" series -- numbers three and four both got release dates this week -- are they finding their hand forced in stretching the story? Are we going to see the stories stretched out unnecessarily like the finales to "Harry Potter," "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games"? Are they just making it up as they go along?

Watch: First Trailer & New Poster For Sundance Winner 'The Spectacular Now'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 11:13 AM
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The Spectacular Now
We've been keeping an eye on Miles Teller, ever since he impressed us opposite Nicole Kidman in the underappreciated "Rabbit Hole." And Hollywood has taken notice as well, with the actor's day planner getting increasing filled with gigs and projects, and he's got no less than three movies in post ("Get A Job," "Two Night Stand" and "Are We Dating Yet?") along with an imminent blockbuster as well ("Divergent"). But before all that is a movie that will surely bag him more phone calls.

Shailene Woodley Plays With Knives In First Look At YA Hopeful 'Divergent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 12:42 PM
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"Twilight" is done, "The Hunger Games" is already a phenomenon and Hollywood is eager to wring more dollars out of tween wallets, but those plans haven't quite worked out. "Beautiful Creatures" and "The Host" both fizzled and no one is really expecting "Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" to be a blockbuster. But can "Divergent" succeed where others have failed?

Shailene Woodley Takes Lead In Terminal Illness Romance 'The Fault In Our Stars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2013 5:22 PM
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Long rumored for the movie, last month the trades reported that both "The Descendants" star Shailene Woodley and "True Grit" breakout Hailee Steinfeld were in the mix to take the lead in "The Fault In Our Stars." But it was really Woodley's to lose all along it seems, and the actress has now landed the part.

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