If you were expecting director Marc Webb's new Spider-Man movie to be a retelling of the classic comic story "The Night Gwen Stacy Died," you may be disappointed.
The two-part arc, from 1973's The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122, was a defining moment for Spider-Man, who blamed himself for Gwen's death after she was hurled by Green Goblin from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Although the Green Goblin doesn't appear to be part of Columbia's reboot, the inclusion of Gwen and her father George Stacy led some to believe we might see her death at the hands of the Lizard or the Proto-Goblin.
However, Emma Stone, who was cast opposite star Andrew Garfield in October, suggests Gwen Stacy could be with the movie franchise for a while.
During an appearance last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Golden Globe-nominated actress was asked whether she'll maintain her natural blond hair (she usually dyes it red). Stone replied, "There's a few Spider-Men, so I may have to keep it for a couple of years."
That, of course, implies a multi-picture deal, which isn't uncommon. But it also means that, barring flashbacks, Gwen won't be snapping her neck until at least the next movie.
The new Spider-Man began its 90-day shoot two weeks ago in Los Angeles. The LA Times' Company Town blog reports that while production will include two weeks in New York City, where the story is set, the bulk of filming will take place on the Sony lot and in locations around LA. The movie, which is being produced for less than half Spider-Man 3's $250-million budget, opens on July 3, 2012.
You can watch Stone's Tonight Show appearance below.
(via Comic Book Movie)