Emma Stone has admitted that she wants her Spider-Man character to die so that the movies stay true to the comic books.
Stone appears as love interest Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, a successful reboot of the franchise starring Andrew Garfield – now her real-life boyfriend – that was released in July (2012). The film has grossed more than $704 million (£445 million) worldwide and two sequels have been confirmed.
Both Garfield and Stone are expected to reprise their roles in the next Spider-Man movie, which has a scheduled release date of May 2, 2014. Discussing her character’s future in the franchise, Stone admitted that fans often ask “whether or not the films are going to stay true to her story – which I’m hoping they are”.
She explained: “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.”
Speaking at the end of June, Andrew Garfield admitted that the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man had “no script” despite already having a release date. Director Marc Webb has admitted that he wants to shoot the follow-up, but his return has yet to be confirmed.