Why Emma Stone wants to 'stay true' to her dark Spider-Man destiny

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Dec 17, 2012

This summer, Emma Stone had the pleasure of playing Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man. The character was the apple of Peter Parker's eye and eventually changed his life forever. For the upcoming sequel, Stone wants Gwen's story to take a dark turn.

[*Spoilers ahead*!]

When we say dark, we don't mean evil. We're talking morbid. In the next film, Stone is ready for Gwen to meet her maker. This isn't out of left field, it comes from the comic itself. In the source material, Gwen becomes collateral damage during a battle between Spider-Man and Green Goblin. Since there's a possibility Norman Osborn could be the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Gwen's time may be winding down.

In a recent interview, Stone revealed her thoughts on her character's future.

"Essentially the argument is that Spider-Man kills her by accident. 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 later explains, "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. [laughs]"

The question is, would the studio have the guts to get rid of such a popular actress? Stone's riding a wave a success right now, and she and Andrew Garfield have amazing (no pun intended) chemistry. Though if they did take the plunge, we'd be content with them skipping Mary Jane and heading straight for Felicia Hardy.

Do you think they should play out Gwen's death?

(via Interview Magazine)