This is awesome. The Marvel franchise has just confirmed that Gwen Stacy, who died in the Marvel universe over 40 years ago, will make a comeback. The announcement has us wondering, does this mean Emma Stone will appear in future ‘Spider-Man’ films?
Girls really can do anything that boys can do! As fans know, in the Marvel universe, Gwen Stacy (played in the most recent Spider-Man films by Emma Stone) was killed back in 1973 during a battle with the Green Goblin. However, thanks to an alternate universe, Gwen will take on her own spider powers and become Spider-Gwen in a brand new comic. Does this mean a film adaptation with Emma attached is to follow?
‘Spider-Man’: Will Gwen Return?
We see an exciting opportunity here.
In the new Marvel series called Spider-Gwen, which has just premiered, events take place in an alternate existence from the original Spider-Man, this one on Earth-65. In said universe, it’s actually Gwen who got bitten by the radioactive spider, not Peter Parker, and thus it’s Gwen who has the special Spidey powers.
So, obviously, we (and everyone else) are wondering if the comic will be made into a movie– and if Spider-Gwen will be played by Emma! While no official movie plans have been announced so far, it seems a likely possibility, given the practically instant success of the comic already.
“The response just seemed to balloon,” writer Jason Latour told USA Today about the comic’s debut. “People really liked the costume and they were really into the idea.”
A Female Hero
The new series finds Gwen newly returned from crisscrossing the universe with various other Spider-peeps during Spider-Verse, and she has to find time to spend with her bandmates, avoid bad publicity from Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson after he blames her for Peter’s death, and also tussle with the Vulture, according to Jason.
Though the alternate universe is a risky move, Jason is happy to have the chance to feature a female hero. “The fact that it’s a woman does change the meaning and subtext of everything that’s going on,” he said. “As a creator, that’s really enjoyable and it opens up the story to go in a lot of directions it wouldn’t have gone before.”
What do you think of Spider-Gwen? Do you hope it means we will see Emma in future movies?
— Casey Mink