It’s hard to believe that only two years ago, people were speculating whether or not rebooting the Spider-Man franchise with all new actors, story lines, and a different director would prove to be a bomb of monumental proportions, and now we’re only a few weeks away from the second film’s release.
As further thumbing in all the nay-sayers’ faces, this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly showcases The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, dressed as their characters Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy respectively, on the cover.
Inside the magazine, the eight-page spread reveals a number of different tidbits and secrets from the film that are sure to get fans Spidey-senses tingling.
While most superhero films try to maintain a CIA-like-level, cloak-and-dagger cloud around their plot lines, the producers behind The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seem to have given the go-ahead to the cast to talk about a number of seemingly shocking twists.
First off is Harry Osborn, played by Dane DeHaan. DeHaan, who was previously told to not reveal anything about his character’s real purpose in the film, openly talks about how–SPOILER!–he will be the one suiting as the Green Goblin in the film.
It was also revealed in Entertainment Weekly that while Electro (played by Jamie Foxx) is being marketed as the main villain of the film, Sony’s plan is to introduce a multitude of villains towards the end of ASM2 in the hopes of someday releasing a film based on the ominously dubbed Sinister Six villains from the Marvel comics.
One thing that everyone involved in ASM2 refuses to confirm or deny, however, is whether–MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT!!–Gwen will die in the film. In the comic books, Gwen perishes after being kidnapped by the Green Goblin and flung off a bridge. Spider-Man manages to catch her with his web-slingers, only to find her neck has already been snapped. The question is then: was it the fall that killed her or Spider-Man himself when he tried to save her?
There are a slew of factors pointing towards Gwen’s demise in the film, the biggest being photos taken on set of Emma Stone dressed in an outfit identical to the one worn by Gwen in the comic titled “The Night Gwen Stacy Died.”
However, many Spi-hards wonder if all this is nothing more than a ploy by the studio, and that Gwen will live happily to see the next film. Even if that’s true, Gwen shouldn’t get too comfortable considering Spider-Man’s other love interest, Mary-Jane Watson, is scheduled to be introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.