Keep Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane in the Amazing Spider-Man movies
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Shailene Woodley is a very natural and charismatic actress. While she may be mostly cast to play young adults, she is also able to make the most clichéd roles relatable. For example, when you see her perform these roles, you cannot help but fall in love with both her and her character. She makes these roles seem fresh and realistic. This ability, among other amazing attributes, makes her ideal for the role of Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man movies.
The role of Mary Jane would offer her a change from her role in Divergent. Like Jennifer Lawrence in her Hunger Games & X-Men roles, she gets to play a kick-ass leading protagonist in the former and a major supporting character in the latter. Lawrence was able to get her schedule to work out, so she could play both roles, of which are very different characters. Moreover, she is now well known for two franchises. Shailene could have a similar deal made, for she is currently only doing the Divergent sequels. They could always alter her Spider-Man filming schedule, so her scenes get filmed first. This situation has happened with most actors in Hollywood, who take on multiple major roles. For example, Jack Nicholson's movie schedules have to always be accommodated, so he can always attend a home game of his favorite basketball team.
The Amazing Spider-Man movies already have a terrific range of actors and great chemistry among them. Shailene would make a great addition to the team, and she was already casted in the role. Furthermore, both she and the filmmakers stated that they LOVED working with together. Why let her go? If they keep her on, they can always reuse some of the footage shot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This tactic would save time and money.
It helps that Shailene also looks the part, closely resembling MJ's looks in the comics and Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon (As well, many fans have stated that her performance in The Fault in Our Stars prove that she can pull off the role of Mary Jane, for she has shown more of her strong dramatic potential, already established in all of her other roles to date). Finally, her role in Divergent shows that she can pull off the self-defense fighting that MJ is known to have.
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