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Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane cut from 'Spider-Man 2'

Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane cut from 'Spider-Man 2'

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" director Marc Webb says Shailene Woodley's portrayal of Mary Jane Watson has been cut from the Hollywood sequel.
Spider-Man has new love interest

Spider-Man has new love interest

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- An upcoming issue of "The Amazing Spider-Man" comic book shows the American super-hero's alter-ego Peter Parker kissing a woman who isn't Mary Jane Watson.

Thomas Haden Church in 'Spider-Man 3'

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Thomas Haden Church will play the villain in "Spider-Man 3," although the name of the character is still under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Lisa Loeb signed for 'Spider-Man' series

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Recording artist Lisa Loeb will give voice to Spider-Man's gal pal Mary Jane Watson in the new animated series, "Spider-Man," set to debut on MTVJuly 11.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "Spider-Man" each have been nominated for five 2003 MTV Movie awards.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Video of the Week: 'Spider-Man'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" is the "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" of 2002 -- a franchise-launching blockbuster. Spidey actually beat Harry at the domestic box office
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Hollywood Digest

Big doings at the box office; standing 'O' for Madonna; rating notes; 'Whitchblade' star in rehab; 'Spider-man' rocks at Universal.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Film of the Week: 'Spider-Man'

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" is the "Harry Potter" of 2002 -- a franchise-launching blockbuster, whose respectful adaptation of a beloved original will drive its target audienc
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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Mary Jane Watson, often is shortened to MJ, is a fictional supporting character appearing, originally, in Marvel comic books and, later, in multiple spin-offs and dramatisations of the Spider-Man titles as the best friend, love interest, and, in some continuities, wife (as Mary Jane Watson-Parker) of Peter Parker, the alter ego of the title character. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr., after a few partial appearances and references, her first full appearance was in The Amazing Spider-Man #42 (November 1966).

She is depicted as an extremely beautiful, green-eyed redhead, and has been the primary romantic interest of Peter Parker for the last twenty years, although initially competing with others for his affection, most prominently with Gwen Stacy and the Black Cat. Mary Jane's relatively unknown early life was eventually explored in Amazing Spider-Man' #259.

Today, Mary Jane is considered an important part of the Spider-Man series and has been featured in most other media adaptations of the character. She has even been the main character of some comics and novels aimed at young female readers. Perhaps most notably, MJ, portrayed by Kirsten Dunst, played a key role in the recent film series. Currently, Evan Rachel Wood is attached to play Mary Jane on Broadway in the new musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

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