It’s rare these days for comic book movies to be exact adaptations of their source material. It’s inevitable that things are going to change to be better suited for the silver screen. Some films are more successful at doing this than others, but regardless of the success, it definitely happens. However, some scenes are just too iconic to change up. These events need to be adapted in such a way that it evokes the same emotion as it originally did when they first appeared on the page. And now, if the latest set photos from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ are any indication, we may have one of those exact scenes on our hands.
Before I elaborate on that, please be aware that what I’m about to talk about could be a pretty big spoiler if the reports end up being right. So, if you’re someone who doesn’t like SPOILERS, then you should definitely turn away now.
Since the warnings have been issued, I’m safe to share the latest set photos from Marc Webb’s next film featuring the friendly, neighborhood webslinger. Thanks to Super Hero Hype, you can see a number of shots in the gallery below featuring Emma Stone sporting a familiar teal and purple outfit while standing on a bridge:
If you’re not so familiar with Spider-Man history, you’re probably asking yourselves why this is of any importance. These pictures just look like the lovely Gwen Stacy taking a stroll on a bridge. Well, this exact outfit that Stone is wearing is the same one that her character wears in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #121 and #122 from 1973. That storyline was called “The Night Gwen Stacy Died”. If you can please focus your attention on the following page, you can clearly see that the outfits are incredibly similar:
Everyone knows what fate eventually awaits Gwen Stacy. In fact, one of the main reasons why Emma Stone signed on for the part was her character’s iconic demise where Spider-Man tries to save Gwen from falling off of a bridge with his webbing, but her neck snaps in the process due to the recoil. But just because she’s wearing the same outfit in a set photo as the landmark issue in comic book history doesn’t mean that it’ll actually happen in this movie. It’s very likely that the wardrobe department just threw in a nice little Easter egg into the movie to bait-and-switch the audience.
On the other hand, with Mary Jane Watson making her first appearance in this sequel, there are some strong indications that Peter Parker’s first love may be on her way out.
Personally, I don’t see Gwen’s eventual death happening in this installment, but anything is possible. Do you think that these pictures mean that the character-defining death will be featured in Spidey’s next film? Or do you think that director Marc Webb is just trying to pull one over on us. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field is set to hit theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.