Last week, it was reported that Shailene Woodley was in negotiations for the coveted role of Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This news was confirmed earlier today, as was the actress' likely involvement in Spidey 3.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Descendants star initially had scheduling issues with the part, having had offers to play both Mary Jane and the lead in Summit-Lionsgate's feature adaptation of Divergent. However, the MJ role is proving to be a very small one in the upcoming sequel, and will blossom into a more integral lead in the planned third film as Sony moves forward with the "Death of Gwen Stacy" storyline from the comics.
As a result, Woodley should have time to shoot both Spidey 2 and Divergent. The actress is currently closing a deal for the latter, which has Neil Burger directing.