The latest Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been loaded with rumors lately, from the idea that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield might return, to confirmed rumors about the possibility of character from other movie universes. While we haven’t heard anything yet about Emma Stone potentially reprising her The Amazing Spider-Man role as Gwen Stacy, one artist has visualized what Stone’s return could theoretically look like.
Venomhology is a digital artist on Instagram who primarily likes to create art based on Spider-Man, and in the post below, Venomhology not only brings back Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy but imagines her as Spider-Gwen. His proposed title, Spider-Gwen: The Demise of Peter Parker, would be a dark turn for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one that has technically happened in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
While The Amazing Spider-Man 3 never saw the light of day, it was reported that despite dying in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma Stone might have returned for the third installment. Denis Leary, who played Gwen Stacy’s father, Captain George Stacy, said, “Part of the discussion was that, possibly in 3, there was this idea at one point that Spider-Man would be able to take this formula and regenerate the people in his life that had died.” Leary continues, “So there was this discussion that Captain Stacy would come back even bigger in episode three.” One would have to imagine that if Spider-Man was reviving his dead loved ones, high on that revival list would be Gwen Stacy.
However unlikely it might have seemed at one time that Emma Stone might join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Gwen Stacy, the news coming out of Spider-Man 3 makes it look as though anything might be possible in this next installment. Jamie Foxx was recently cast to reprise his role as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Logistically, this didn’t make much sense, until Marvel also announced that Benedict Cumberbatch would play Doctor Strange in the third Spider-Man installment.
Considering the appearance of Electro, Doctor Strange’s penchant for multiverses, and possibly inspired by the success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it seems as though Tom Holland’s Peter Parker might very well be visiting the world of The Amazing Spider-Man and theoretically, even Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Since Raimi is directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, releasing on March 25, 2022, three months after December 17, 2021’s Spider-Man, that also seems extremely likely.
As of right now, Emma Stone doesn’t seem to have too many projects in the works. She’ll be reprising her character of Eep in The Croods: A New Age, scheduled for release on November 25, 2020, and she’s finished filming 2021’s Cruella, which focuses on the infamous 101 Dalmatians villain. Stone’s only other upcoming production is she’s rumored to reunite with La La Land director Damien Chazelle for Babylon, expected for release on December 25, 2021, starring Brad Pitt and former Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire.
While there doesn’t seem to be any plans as of right now for Emma Stone’s return as Gwen Stacy, Olivia Wilde has supposedly signed a deal to direct and develop an upcoming Marvel film, which is rumored to be Spider-Woman. If this multiverse of madness is as insane as it already seems to be, maybe we could see Stone working with Wilde on this mystery project?