Spider-Man fans were totally shocked when [SPOILER] was killed off during ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’. Even if their death was written in the comic books, who could have known that they would leave us so soon into the reboot of the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released on May 2 and already fans are taking to Twitter to mourn the death of one of the reboot’s most beloved characters. While their eventual death was basically a sure thing if director Marc Webb chose to follow the comic books faithfully, it was still a shock to see it play out so soon! And, to be honest, it’s fair to say that many fans were in denial that it would ever actually happen in the film series reboot. Read on for some of the fan reaction and eulogize with us!
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’: Gwen Stacy Dies — Fans React
The death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) was already written years ago, in June 1973 in issue #121 of The Amazing Spider-Man, written by Gerry Conway. Just as in the film, the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) holds Gwen captive and then drops her from a great height — in the comics, from a tower on the George Washington Bridge, and in the film, from a clock tower. Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) is able to catch her, but it’s too late — she has already died. We want to cry just thinking about it. Gwen, we hardly knew ye!
Here’s some of the fan reaction:
after gwen stacy, wanna know who dies in spiderman 3? everybody who spoiled the spiderman 2 ending
— Justine (@perksofjustine) May 2, 2014
(Er, I’m kinda with you on that one, @perksofjustine. I was spoiled, too.)
Good bye Gwen Stacy. I’ll miss you already :’/
— Zyn (@Mhdzhnnnn_) May 2, 2014
just done watching The Amazing Spiderman 2. if you are Spiderman fan you gonna love it but really? about Gwen Stacy’s death? why -_-
— jo+ (@yuliusguu) May 2, 2014
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’: Gwen Stacy’s Death Was Written In The Comic Books
And my personal favorite reaction…
DOES SPIDEY EVEN NEED MORE MANPAIN. CANT YOU FIND ANOTHER PROMINENT MALE IN HIS LIFE TO KILL INSTEAD IF UR DESPERATE. STOP BUTCHERING LADIES
— ♥ mimi kisaragi ♥ (@rapunzelles) May 2, 2014
FOR THE SAKE OF DEVELOPING AND CHARACTERIZING MEN. FEMALE CHARACTERS DESERVE MORE ESPECIALLY GWEN STACY IN THIS DAY AND AGE — ♥ mimi kisaragi ♥ (@rapunzelles) May 2, 2014
OK, so like we said, Gwen Stacy’s death was an inevitability — it was written in the particular series of comic books on which the reboot is based. However, the reaction to Emma Stone’s performance as Gwen has been overwhelmingly positive and the chemistry between herself and real-life boyfriend Andrew Garfield is adorable and real, and it adds a lot to the films!
Who says Gwen needed to die just because it was written in the comic books? We’re dealing with superheroes, here — a little artistic liberty wouldn’t go amiss! Now that would have been a shocker — Gwen surviving the Green Goblin’s kidnapping. But hey, then we would have had a lot of fans on our hands upset about the movies being unfaithful to the comic books. Ah, nobody is ever happy.
Have you seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet, HollywoodLifers? If yes, what did you think? Are you upset about Gwen Stacy’s death? Sound off below!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner