‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Preview Focuses on Peter & Gwen’s Troubled Romance

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After acquiring his powers and facing off against the Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man, things are going to get stepped up a notch for Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will introduce Electro, Green Goblin and Rhino amongst potentially even more villains and supervillains. Based on the trailers so far, it looks like we’ll be in for quite the series of epic super-powered brawls.

While all that is going on, however, Gwen Stacy isn’t content to just sit at home darning Peter’s spider socks. Having graduated Valedictorian and been accepted in Oxford University, she’s getting ready to leave her superhero boyfriend and set out for a new life in England. It’s a difficult situation. Peter could simply relocate to Oxford and spend his days rounding up the drunk students who go out on a Saturday night to write graffiti in Latin, but that would leave New York without a superhero to defend it.

The potential impending separation of the two lovebirds is the subject of a new featurette released today over at Mail Online. Peter and Gwen (real-life couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone) continue to engage in endearing banter, but in interview clips with the actors and production team it’s hinted that the two of them are headed towards a make-or-break point.

Gwen and Peter in The Amazing Spider Man 2 The Amazing Spider Man 2 Preview Focuses on Peter & Gwens Troubled Romance

Those who are familiar with the way the Gwen Stacy/Peter Parker romance played out in the comics might think that they know what’s coming, especially given the fact that Gwen wears a pretty iconic outfit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is present for a showdown between Spider-Man and Green Goblin, but there’s no guarantee that things will play out the same way in the movie version.

What’s interesting about the dilemma facing Peter and Gwen is that it’s not a problem exclusive to superheroes. Plenty of young sweethearts have to make hard decisions about whether to sacrifice love in favor of following their dreams. Of course, not everyone has the luxury of being able to write “I LOVE YOU” in huge letters on a bridge as a romantic gesture.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in theaters on May 2, 2014.

Source: Daily Mail

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  1. That “I love you” part is a nice touch. I’m really optimistic about all of the pieces fitting together well. If that optimism isn’t just wishful thinking, we’re going to have one heck of a movie on our hands.

    • I really do hope they kill her off in this movie. Not that I dislike her or her relationship with Peter, I actually like them together quite a lot, but that’s my point. So many times in these movies, characters have died and they’re usually either characters I didn’t like, or characters I didn’t really care about. (Rachel Dawes comes to mind) But I like Gwen and most of the people I know who watch these films like her, too. So it’ll really elevate this series to new emotional heights if they kill her off.

      • I’m thinking they will because the release of a “romance featurette” to me seems like they’re pushing the romance on us for a very specific reason.

  2. Personally I want to see Gwen killed off but not till the 3rd film I’d prefer her to be built up as much as possible before the inevitable death plus if electro kills her off it’d be lame. I’m sorry but I want Norman to be the one to do the deed maybe his motive being revenge for spider-man being somehow responsible for harry dying in the film if they decide to go that route

  3. Here are, IMO, the possibilities of when to do Gwen’s death and problems with them…

    1. Kill Gwen at the end of part 2. PROBLEM: I don’t think Gwen and Peter have had enough time building up their relationship in the first movie and I don’t see them having enough time to build it up by the end of 2. Plus, I want it to be Norman Osborn to be the one responsible.

    2. Wait until the end of the 3rd movie to kill her off. That would give more time to build up Parker’s and Gwen’s relationship until that iconic moment. This would give Norman the rights to that iconic moment. Also the situation wont feel so forced as it might if they kill her at the end of part 3. PROBLEM Garfield is only signed for 3 movies right? That would make it hard to build on MJ’s character and do her justice in part 3.

    3. Have her killed near the beginning or first 1/3 of part 3. That would allow the rest of the movie to focus on Parker in mourning and falling into the arms of Black Cat and/or MJ. PROBLEM: that might feel awkward to kill a major character so early in the movie.

    4. Have Gwen and Peter have small roles in the Sinister 6 movie and have Gwen killed because of the Sinister 6 opening up to a very different Spiderman 3 movie. This would give Spiderman a reason to want ultimate revenge. PROBLEM: Could they get Garfield and Stone to appear in a small capacity of Sinister 6 AND is Sinister 6 releasing before Spidey 3?