‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Emma Stone Shoots Down Rumors Of A Gwen Stacy Return

When it became clear Spider-Man: No Way Home would include the Multiverse and bring in characters from the wallcrawler’s Sam Raimi films, Marvel opened themselves up to a ton of speculation and rumor-mongering. Along with stories that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire would be back in their respective Spidey suits, some have also said that Emma Stone would be reurning as Gwen Stacy. Well, the Cruella star has some news for ya: she ain’t coming back.

Speaking with MTV, Stone shot down rumors of a Gwen Stacy return pretty definitively…

“I have heard those rumors. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say anything, but I’m not [involved].I’m not. I don’t know what you’re supposed to respond as an alumnus.”

Gwen Stacy met her death in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, anyway, so I don’t know how that would’ve worked. Then again, we’re talking about alternate universes here so anything is possible. But with Stone pregnant through much of the No Way Home shoot, it was unlikely to ever happen.

Stone can be seen starting today in Cruella on Disney+ and in theaters. Spider-Man: No Way Home opens December 17th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.