Another Spider-man Movie?

Nicole Morelli

Trailers for the new Spider-man movie are already swarming around the web. Many question the release of yet another movie but little do they know it is a completely different storyline.

The Amazing Spider-Man returns to the beginning of Spider-man’s story to tell it once again. Everyone remembers Peter Parker growing up next to the one and only Mary-Jane Watson, or MJ, but in this story MJ is not Spider-man’s love interest. Actually, MJ isn’t in the movie at all. Instead Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone, is the one who catches the eye of Peter Parker. “I’m interested to see how the story changes,” James Maclean, a junior at FHS, commented. “The first Spider-man was great but the new story line sounds more interesting. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.”

In the comic books Gwen Stacy was originally Peter Parker’s first girlfriend, way before MJ. The only reason Peter never ended up with Gwen was because the Goblin killed her. In the first movie they replaced Gwen’s death scene with the heroic save of Mary-Jane. Gwen Stacy does not appear in the movies until the very last one where she poses as Peter Parker’s lab partner and a competitor for Spider-man’s love.

The new Spider-man movie is set to be released in July of 2012.