"The Amazing Spider-Man 3" Update: Emma Stone May Return as a Surprise Character [Rumor]
We just reported on "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" and its newly scheduled release date a few hours ago. But in the world of Hollywood, sometimes news has a tendency of breaking in rapid-fire fashion.
That's what's happened to Peter Parker. First, as you already know, "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" was bumped back to a release date in 2018 (the specific date is still unknown). And "The Sinister Six," the spin-off set to feature six of Spider-Man's most prominent villains, was bumped up to "The Amazing Spider-Man 3's" same year of 2016, allowing Sony to continue to build an expanded universe around Spider-Man, and also to keep audiences interested in Spider-Man, by not allowing too many years to pass between any "Spider-Man" film.
As for the actual date held by "The Amazing Spider-Man 3," Sony has chosen the upcoming "Uncharted" adaptation to fill that slot. "Uncharted" may star Mark Wahlberg, but casting is not 100% right now.
But now, a new update adds an odd wrinkle to the story. As you may know, Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone, was a love interest to Peter Parker. And Gwen was killed at the end of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Now, a new report claims Andrew Garfield "hopes to still work with Emma Stone," in the third "Spider-Man" film, despite her character being recently deceased. According to the report, Stone may be back as the character of Mary-Jane Watson, another prominent love interest to the character of Peter Parker.
This would certainly be a bizarre casting choice, as films essentially never cast the same actor in two separate roles (for obvious reasons, as it would greatly confuse the audience). As well, the rumor does not cite any sources or scoops for this information, but we'll continue waiting to hear if anything develops from this story.