If there’s one moment that “Spider-Man” fans have been waiting for since casting was announced for Marc Webb and Sony’s “Amazing” reboot, it’s the death of Gwen Stacy. Not because people are tired of Emma Stone’s irresistibly charming ways, mind you — she was one of our heroes of 2012 for a reason, after all — but because it’s one of the most iconic tragedies in the history of comic books, one that’s destined for repeating on the big-screen.
Or is it?
Speaking at the press junket for her new movie “Gangster Squad,” Stone was tight-lipped when pressed on whether Gwen will finally meet her maker in the new “Spider-Man” movie, due in theaters on May 2, 2014.
“Will she?” Stone answered MTV’s Josh Horowitz when asked if Gwen will die in the “Amazing” sequel. “Is it up to you? Did you write the script? Did you ghost-write the script?”
We have it on good authority that no, Mr. Horowitz did not write the script for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” as a ghost or human or otherwise. But anyone with passing knowledge of Spider-Man’s paneled page history understands that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” for Gwen — a grim outcome that feels all the more certain when considering the major addition of Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson to the “Amazing Spider-Man” sequel.
“She’s really cool. I went to dinner with her,” Stone said of Woodley, whose presence in the “Spider-Man” sequel is destined to complicate the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen. “She’s really, really nice. She’s a cool girl.”
Woodley isn’t the only new addition to the “Spider-Man” universe: “Chronicle” star Dane DeHaan swings into the sequel as Peter’s friend and eventual nemesis Harry Osborn, while “Django Unchained” hero Jamie Foxx takes a turn for the villainous as the shocking Electro. Stone will go toe-to-toe with all of these great actors in just one week when the “Spider-Man” sequel starts shooting. With so much up in the air, including the very fate of her character, is Stone prepared to swing back into that not-so-friendly neighborhood world?
“I think I am,” she declared. “I think I’m ready.”
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