That title is a little misleading because, as most fans know (even the casual ones), the death of Gwen Stacy is one of the most iconic moments in comic book history. Usually, the rule is that no one stays dead for very long in comic books, but Gwen Stacy is one of the huge exceptions to the rule, along with Uncle Ben and Bruce Wayne’s parents. Luckily for us, Marc Webb and Emma Stone aim to stay true to this.
In an interview wit IGN Movies, Emma Stone was asked about her character in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ being allowed to live on in the franchise. Knowing how impactful the death was to the life of Peter Parker and the character of Spider-Man, Stone had this to say:
“I hope not. 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.”
It’s refreshing to hear that there are people out there who still consider the history and the fans of a particular character. Unlike in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and ‘Ghost Rider’, it seems that Webb’s version of the webhead’s tale will appease the diehards and take into consideration the years of history behind the characters whose fate he controls.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, and Denis Leary opens in theaters everywhere on July 3rd.