Spider-Man 2: Sarah Gadon Is In, But Not As Mary Jane

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Sarah Gadon attends the premiere of 'Antiviral' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 13, 2012 in London -- Getty Premium
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Days after it was announced Shailene Woodley's scenes as Mary Jane Watson had been cut from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" - with multiple outlets reporting the role would be recast completely - actress Sarah Gadon signed on to join the Marc Webb-directed film.

Rumors ran rampant claiming the "Cosmopolis" beauty had been hired as Shailene's replacement, but Sarah took to Twitter to clear up the confusion.

"To all those a twitter, I will not be playing MJ in Spider-Man," Sarah Tweeted late Friday. "I have a role in the film, but it is not that one :)."

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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com , on Wednesday, Marc Webb issued a statement announcing Shailene would not be seen in the next Spider-Man installment as he had decided to bump MJ's introduction to the third film.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which is currently filming in New York City, is slated for theatrical release on May 2, 2014.

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The third and fourth installments will hit theaters on June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018, respectively.

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