Spoiler alert, in case you’re completely unawares about some 40 years worth of Spider-Man continuity, Gwen Stacy dies. And it seems that her portrayer in the new Amazing Spider-Man, actress Emma Stone, is well aware of that fact, and additionally, is looking forward to it.
In an interview with IGN, Stone talked about Gwen’s place in Spidey lore and how she’s looking forward to playing out her characters sad though epically tragic death on street in a (near) future Spider-Man movie.
“I think that’s a hugely important part of her story and of this incarnation of Spider-Man. I think that was very important to everybody. I think there’s a certain expectation and then there’s a certain awareness of mortality that Gwen has already, so I think that it was important to…just because her father was in the face of death everyday and so is Peter, so I think death always surrounds her. I think it’s a really important element to her character. I mean, she, as fans know, is kind of most famous for how she departs. So that’s a weird thing to play, knowing about such an iconic part of her existence.”
Certainly, the filmmakers’ choice to go with Gwen Stacy as the love interest is very interesting given the fact that audiences are more familiar with Mary Jane Watson as Spidey’s usual paramour. I’m guess that Gwen’s fate is in the works and if Amazing is a success, the moment may be upon us with break-neck speed.