Sarah Gadon cast in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

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June 24th, 2013

Sarah Gadon has been cast in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.

The 'Cosmopolis' actress is set to appear in the latest instalment of the web-slinging superhero franchise, but not as Spider-Man's love interest Mary Jane Watson - the role recently vacated by Shailene Woodley.

Gadon told 'Entertainment Tonight Canada' that she has an unnamed role in the franchise and even took to Twitter to quell rumours that she would be playing flame-haired Mary Jane.

She posted: ''To all those on twitter, I will not be playing MJ in Spider-Man. I have a role in the film, but it is not that one :). (sic)''

The announcement comes shortly after fellow actress Shailene Woodley's role in the movie was cut.

The 'Descendants' star had filmed scenes as the love interest of the superhero's alter-ego Peter Parker, but was dropped from the film last week.

Director Marc Webb revealed the character was being put on hold until 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3', due for release in 2016, in order to ''streamline'' the movie and focus on the earlier romance between Parker - played by Andrew Garfield - and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, which took place prior to him meeting Mary Jane.

He said: ''I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship. Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her.''

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is due for release in April 2014.