Since it would be nigh on impossible to discuss what could happen to Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel without discussing what actually happens to Gwen Stacy in the Spider-Man comics, I’ll warn you this post contains spoilers. Of course, these are 40 year old spoilers, but I’m trying to be nice and not ruin it for folks who maybe haven’t read up on all of Spider-Man’s past.
So what does happen to Gwen Stacy in the comics? She dies, in one of the most heart wrenching deaths in comics. Thrown off a bridge by the Green Goblin, Peter attempts to save her by casting his webs and grabs her foot, in the process snapping her neck from the sudden stop. Her death is a especially remarkable because she’s also managed to stay dead. Something comic book fans should know is basically impossible to achieve.
With the rebooted Amazing Spider-Man movie choosing Stacy over Mary Jane as Peter’s love interest, everyone assumed this would be the story we’d see play out between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Not so, as come the end of Amazing Spider-Man, Stacy was still alive and no mention had been made of the Green Goblin. Naturally, the sequel would explore this tragedy, right?
Maybe. Dane DeHaan has been cast as Harry Osborn and, in a minor role, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, so it would seem the pieces are being set for Stacy’s tragic fall. But when asked by MTV News about the possibility Stacy would die in the sequel, Stone replied, “Will she? Is it up to you? Did you write the script? Did you ghost-write the script?“
In the past, Stone has been quite open and upfront about discussing her character’s assumed eventual fate and showed a willingness to stick to the original premise. What’s changed her mind? Will the movies take a different route and leave Stacy alive, or is she for sure being killed off and that’s why Stone is keeping mum? Will they follow the death as its laid out in the comics or come up with something new? Let us know what you think.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to release May 2nd, 2014.
Source: Screen Rant