Earlier today, actor Tom Holland has confirmed that the filming of Spider-Man 3 has officially begun in Atlanta. As one of the most anticipated Spider-Man movies in a long time, Spider-Man 3 is reported to be based on the critically acclaimed Spider-Verse storyline. As numerous speculations regarding the upcoming Spider-Man 3 have been making the rounds, there have been recent rumors about Emma Stone joining the cast.
As the news of Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures trying to re-create a live-action Spider-Verse storyline was revealed, we at Fandomwire had confirmed that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have signed up to reprise their roles of Spider-Man from the multiverse. With Jamie Foxx confirming that he is set to return as Electro in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange appearing, the Spider-Verse storyline is definitely happening.
If the prospect of having three different Spider-Men was not exciting enough, the recent rumor of Spider-Gwen joining the ensemble of web-slingers might just do the trick. If insider sources from Daniel Richtman are to be believed, Emma Stone, who played the role of Gwen Stacy in both the parts of The Amazing Spider-Man, is rumored to join the cast of Spider-Man 3 as Spider-Gwen.
Who is Spider-Gwen?
In the Spider-Verse storyline, the supervillain Morlun sets out to annihilate all the Spider-tokens across the multiverse. In one of the many realities, Gwen Stacy is bitten by a radioactive spider which grants her all the abilities of Spider-Man. With her newly found abilities, Gwen Stacy adopts the moniker of Spider-Woman and becomes a superhero.
In her universe, Peter Parker also exists as Gwen’s romantic interest. Inspired by Spider-Woman, Peter Parker tries to create a formula to gain superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, the serum turns him into a grotesque lizard monster, unhinging his mind. During his confrontation with Spider-Woman, Gwen accidentally kills Peter Parker and is branded as a criminal.
Having possessed all the abilities of Earth-616’s Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen is a formidable superhero. In her reality, most of the popular characters from the main continuity exist, albeit with different personalities and roles. From a benevolent Norman Osborn to an evil Matt Murdock, Spider-Gwen leads an equally adventurous life like her Earth-616 counterpart, if not more dangerous.
Though it is yet to be confirmed by officials from Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, the rumors of Emma Stone joining the cast of Spider-Man 3 is exciting news for fans of The Amazing Spider-Man. Despite receiving mixed reviews, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 have their own fanbase, courtesy of the sizzling on-screen chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. After the tragic death of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, re-uniting the two lovers from alternate realities will blow away the fans for sure.
With Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Foxx, Marisa Tomei, and Zendaya set to appear in Spider-Man 3, the possibility of roping in another A-lister actor is not an easy task. But, if Marvel Studios wishes to stay faithful to the Spider-Verse storyline, bringing back Emma Stone might be a terrific creative decision, even for a cameo role.
Spider-Man 3 is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2021.