The only reason most people remember the Gwen Stacy character today is because she died an iconic death that made Spider-Man sad and vow to be the best Spider-Man he can be (or something). Without the whole dying thing, she’s just one of the less-hot girls Peter Parker has banged in his surprisingly illustrious banging career.
Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man. Presumably she was paid a lot of money to play Gwen Stacy, and it’s in her best financial interest that Gwen Stacy continues to stick around for multiple sequels, but surprisingly Emma Stone is totally down for Gwen Stacy dying. Here’s what Stone had to say about Gwen Stacy’s inevitable dirt nap…
“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 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.”
You know what? I think Emma will do okay even without Spider-Man to fall back on.
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