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Emma Stone Wants Gwen Stacy To Match Her Comic Counterpart's Fate In 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequels

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by Charlie Schmidlin
August 28, 2012 10:20 AM
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Though “The Amazing Spider-Man” reboot never effectively transcended the argument for its existence in the first place, a more-than-respectable box-office haul of $700 million worldwide has still kept the Andrew Garfield vehicle on track for a sequel. However, audiences that did show up received a deviation in source material for Peter Parker's love interest, Gwen Stacy, though actress Emma Stone recently revealed her thoughts on her comic counterpart's fate in the sequel.

When the name Gwen Stacy is brought up to fans of the “Spider-Man” comic, talk almost immediately turns to the character's shocking death at the hands of the web-slinger himself, no less. Speaking to Cameron Crowe for Interview magazine, Stone echoed that focus, and applied to her character's fate for the sequels. “Essentially the argument is that Spider-Man kills her by accident,” Stone said, “So the person she loves is the person who kills her, which is the most horrifying thing. Apparently people unsubscribed to the comic book when that happened because they were just so flipped-out over it. But, of course, I want to stay true to that.”

The question of Gwen Stacy's death was similarly raised in Sam Raimi's “Spider-Man 3,” where Bryce Dallas Howard played the character, but also like the newest iteration the accident never followed through. And while Stone's complete insistence on staying true to the source material is endearing, it will remain up to director Marc Webb (or whoever steps in for him) and writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to decide whether to stay true to the comics, or continue on with the “unexplored story” hinted at in the first film's promotional material.

Regardless of where the series goes next, a certainty remains the charming presence of Emma Stone in at least the next installment, and as the best moments in the first film revolved around her and Andrew Garfield's dynamic, there remains the potential for heartbreak when “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” opens on May 2, 2014. [Interview]

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  • Victor | August 28, 2012 1:34 PMReply

    Hmm, I'm really starting to like this girl(Emma Stone) for she has brains as well as beauty. I remember a conversation I had with my sister who enjoyed the actress portraying Gwen, but didn't understand how Mary Jane was worked into the stories. I explained to her that Peter meets MJ later after Gwen is killed. I was about to tell her how but I decided to keep quiet hoping that the sequel would show it.

    I believe it should happen, not so that Peter would move on to MJ but also to show how vicious the Norman Osborn in this version would be against Peter and to show the conflict in what being Spider-Man has done to himself as well as the people he cares for.

  • Mike | August 28, 2012 11:21 AMReply

    Yeah it never transcended the argument from obnoxious writers & Sam Raimi fanboys, the movie itself gets the characters & has a unique visual flair the way the Raimi movies never did, whatever issues Sony had in post with it don't take that away. Also, it just opened in China yesterday which is on pace to push it closer to $800m than $700m.

  • rodie | August 28, 2012 10:27 AMReply

    "never effectively transcended the argument for its existence"....a "respectable" $700 million box office???? Jeez, how many movies make that much ? Only a handful every year. This movie is one of the most successful films of 2012! Can't everyone let the "it's too early to reboot Spider-man nerd angst" just die already. It's only a movie, who cares if it was released *just* 5 years after the last series. So what? Get over it. There will likely be a new Batman series in 5 years time, and that's great too. Doesn't mean you can't go back and watch the old movies.

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