From the moment that Emma Stone was cast as Gwen Stacy in Sony’s rebooted Spider-Man universe, there’s been speculation amongst fans that the character will suffer a similar fate to that of The Amazing Spider-Man #121. This only intensified when Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and while Woodley’s MJ has since been cut from the film, there is the fact that Stone was spotted wearing very familiar attire during production of the upcoming sequel.
So, could we see comic book history playing out on the big screen? Well, here’s what Stone herself had to say during a call to On Air with Ryan Seacrest:
“Basically they’re going to see the continuation of the Spider Man story, which is the hero’s journey, and he’s up against a whole new squadron of villains and he’s struggling with promises he’s made in the last movie and the consequences of making those and what it’s like to be in love with somebody who you promised to not see anymore. I think the intention the whole time has been to tell Gwen’s story has closely to the comic as possible.”
Do you think The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will play out like the comic books, or could Marc Webb trick us by deviating from the source material? Apparently we’ll find out more when Sony teases Gwen’s fate in a new clip this Thursday…
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release on April 18th 2014 in the UK and May 2nd 2014 in North America with a cast that also includes Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Chris Zylka, Embeth Davidtz and Campbell Scott.