The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone hopes her character, love interest Gwen Stacy, will meet her demise in a future installment of the series. The actress told Interview that she hopes “the films are going to stay true to her story,” and that she’ll die as Spider-Man tries to save her, as seen in the classic comic-book storyline ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’.
“Essentially the argument is that Spider-Man kills her by accident,” she says. In the comic-book, Norman Osborn throws Gwen off the George Washington Bridge, and in catching her with his web, Peter Parker accidentally snaps her neck. “So the person she loves is the person who kills her, which is the most horrifying thing. Apparently people unsubscribed to the comic-book when that happened because they were just so flipped-out over it. But, of course, I want to stay true to that.”
“She snaps her neck because Spider-Man shoots a web out to save her, so in trying to save the person he loves, he kills her… That’s life for you, man.”
In our opinion, we think Gwen Stacy will die in the films – it’s too important a narrative moment to ignore – but that it might occur in the third film rather the second one, when the audience has really been given the time to fall in love with Gwen. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due to be released in 2014. Stone’s portrayal of Gwen Stacy was one of our favourite things about the first film.