Emma Stone Teases Gwen Stacy’s Fate in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

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[WARNING! Potential spoilers ahead for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.']

In the comic books, Gwen Stacy is more than just Peter Parker’s first love. The brainy blonde’s death still stands as one of the most recognizable tragedies in the history of the medium, as she was killed during a showdown between our friendly neighborhood web-slinger and the Green Goblin and is one of the few characters to actually stay dead.

So, when Emma Stone was cast as the character in director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man last year, rumors ran rampant that at some point the films would address the sad end to the Peter/Gwen love story. However, while Stone has expressed interest in sticking to the narrative established in the comics, she’s now playing coy regarding where the sequels may go.

In an interview with MTV News, Stone was asked about the possibility that Gwen would meet her end in next summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Here’s what she had to say:

“Will she? Is it up to you? Did you write the script? Did you ghost-write the script?”

While her non-answer sounds like it came straight out of the mouth of her sarcastic character from Easy A, Stone’s response is a bit telling in that she is now more reluctant to address the idea that Gwen’s death will factor into the films. Perhaps this is precisely because Gwen’s fate is already written, and the filmmakers may have asked her to dodge questions regarding plot and keep a bit of mystery in the upcoming sequel (and future installments).

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This is purely speculation, of course, but given the fact that Dane DeHaan is joining the cast as Harry Osborn and Shailene Woodley is joining the cast in a minor role as Mary Jane Watson – who ultimately winds up being Mrs. Peter Parker in the comics (that is, before the marriage was retconned out of existence) – it appears that the chess pieces are moving into place for the emergence of Green Goblin and (potentially) the tragic end of Gwen Stacy. However, with the second film focused on Electro (Jamie Foxx), such a move will likely not come to pass until the third film at least.

Another question arises from this issue, though. Is this rebooted Spider-Man franchise obligated to adhere so closely to the character’s comic book stories, or should it be allowed the freedom to spin its own tales? After all, many of the most successful superhero films (The Dark Knight trilogy, The Avengers) have included homages and references to specific stories from the comics, while other films like Sin City and Watchmen have faced some criticism for staying too close to the original text.

What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Should The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (or one of its sequels) depict the death of Gwen Stacy, as in the comic books? Or, given the palpable on-screen chemistry between Stone and co-star Andrew Garfield, would you prefer the filmmakers keep her character around? Let us know in the comments.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (not the official title) swings into theaters on May 2nd, 2014.


Source: MTV News

TAGS: spider-man, the amazing spider-man, the amazing spider-man 2


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  1. I’m waiting until spider-man 3 comes out to watch Spider-Man 2. If Gwen stays dead and Peter falls for Mary Jane then I will not be watching 2 OR 3!! And will watch 1 over and over again so Gwen never dies… (in my head)!

    • yeah..same here..i love there chemistry..i don’t wanna see marry jane..i want to see Gwen Stacy..please come back in 3 part..i’m missing u..

  2. She hit the ground , the web slowed her down, and stretched a bit before she stopped but she still ended up hitting the ground hard enough to cause her death. I don’t understand why critics/reviewers of the movie leave this part out they stick to the whiplash effect, that happened in the comics not the movie!!

  3. Gwen Stacy does in fact die. i don’t understand why she dies because spider man’s web does catch her. Gwen still hits the ground but honestly she doesn’t hit the ground as hard as expected. She could of survived. But her fate in the comics books does say that she dies, but i guess that was the only way to slip in her death in The Amazing Spider Man 2.
    I’m very sad Gwen Stacy does die because she was Peter Parker’s first love. And their love story will come to an end.

    • Spider-Man’s web did indeed catch her. She did hit the ground, and her neck also snapped from the sudden catch. Many believe the neck snap is what had caused her death.

  4. If Gwen is truly dead,I will gonna find out on The Amazing Spider man 3 or 4 and if she totally survived I would love that!

  5. I don’t wanna see Andrew Garfield being Spiderman with someone else aside from Emma Stone(I’m a bit ridiculous for that, honestly) I don’t want Mary Jane! I’m so affected by Gwen’s death. If Gwen’s character is really gonna be gone in the spider-man 3 i don’t wanna watch it again! I might end up crying like a baby!!!! Gwen could have survived that fall :( I was totally shocked that she died.

  6. Man I cried like a baby watching this scene

  7. When I saw that Gwen dies!! It shocked me so much I wished she would of survived” but if the comic book has her die then that’s what happens!! But it’s a shame how it all end up as if Peter left her out of it but wasn’t his choice it was Gwen’s to help Pieter!! But now the story goes on without the “amazing Gwen Stacey played by the Amazing Emma Stone”!!!!

  8. I want Gwen Stacy back in the sequel. I know that Gwen Stacy is Peter Parker’s first and true love but Mary Jane Watson is the woman of his life, I like Gwen Stacy more than Mary Jane Watson because she loved Peter Parker the way Mary Jane Watson can’t do

  9. I know I’m just a normal commenter but I wached the amazing spider-man 2 for the first time and the Part were Gwen Stacy(Emma Stone) dies is…. I can’t even explain what it did to me, but if I really could make a diffrence I wouldn’t let her die and let her shoot in the Amazing Spider-man 3 and 4 because we as the movie wachers have learned to know her and Peter parker together and their love story, I really would keep her character in the Amazing Spider-man, the movies doesn’t have to go 100% according to the comic books, just this little change think would make a LOT of people happy, thank you for reading! Keep the change in mind*

  10. Gwen sholud be in the amazing spider man 3 i like gwen eith petr,why they killed gwen :’( :’( i was crying when i whatched that scene

  11. I want gwen back in the sequel

  12. I want to see Gwen in so 3.

  13. For those of you who are wondering, Gwen Stacy dies because Spidey’s web-which caught her foot- sent a whiplash up her spine and snapped her neck. :(

  14. I want gwen back into the movie she was a great gf when I saw that she died I love gwen stacy more than mary jane

  15. As much as I appreciate the path you guys chose ( that is following the comics) I feel that movies should play a different way to satisfy ones who enjoyed reading comics but also extend their imagination in a sence. Like an alternate series. I know with the old series of Spider-Man where it didn’t follow true to the comics. Point is… The audience have come to love Gwen Stacy ( Emma stone) , and by these comments they’re downhearted about the sad ending to these star crossed lovers.. I haven’t cried since the movie titanic..after watching this. I do agree, with everyone else, that the chemistry between them, Peter and Gwen is like an orchestra, harmonious yet heart moving, if that makes any sence..

  16. Y??Y Shailene Woodley AGAIN!!!!!!??????Hasn’t that woman spoilt enough fandom movies(Divergent and TFIOS)???/Can she just leave the fandom movies ALONE!!!!????I don’t wanna c her wid Andrew……….he’s 2 gud 4 her

  17. Plz plz plz. I love watching Emma on amazing spider man 2 …I cried after her death ….she is true love of Parker n I want that she should b in 3 part also

  18. I would like to see them follow theHannah comics because that would be a major move of keeping people on there toes. The have already made the older movies with Mary Jane. I would like to see the new Gwen stacy come back, even if she isnt a good guy.

  19. I think Emma Stone can do it again I want her to and she would be great As Gwen Stacy and I want her to listen to her heart tells her


  21. I wont be watching Amazing Spiderman 3 if Gwen’s not in these… I swear to god im not watching it, Mr.Marc Webb, do some back in time thing ( be practical and dont make it lame pls if to be successful ) and bring her back >_<

  22. Bring gwen back or the whole amazing spiderman series is gonna suck

  23. Gwen :( simply not! She should have survived. How dare you killing her in SpiderMan 2?? I was totally shocked by that scene, please do the imposible and just have her back in the third movie!!

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