by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

Shailene Woodley was all set to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. So set, in fact, that she already shot all of her scenes.

But it looks like she'll have to wait until the third film. Marc Webb announced that Woodley has been cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Shailene Woodley at the Oscars

"I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship," said Webb about the decision.

Woodley is understandably upset, saying, "Of course I'm bummed, but I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason."

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by Free Britney at . Comments

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t come out until May 2, 2014, but Sony looks to be feeling fairly confident about the success of this rebooted franchise.

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 already have tentative release dates. Three and five years from now, respectively - June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018.

THG NOTE: We checked on iCal and those are both Fridays! Well done Sony!

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Sony Pictures’ Jeff Blake, said in a press release regarding the two films:

“Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled to be in a position to lock in prime release dates over the next five years.”

The numbers don't lie. The first movie made $750 million-plus worldwide, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 bringing equal if not greater expectations.