‘Spider-Man’ Solo Movie: Will Marvel Choose Mary Jane Or Gwen Stacy As The Love Interest?

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
‘Spider-Man’ Solo Movie: Will Marvel Choose Mary Jane Or Gwen Stacy As The Love Interest?

In more than a decade, we’ve had multiple versions of the web slinger in the Spider-Man series, so why not another one? Only this time, he will be representing the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be younger than Tobey and Andrew’s version. Apart from all the above details, there’s one other burning matter that crops up every time we think about the web slinger, his love interest.

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According to Movie Pilot, Peter Parker perhaps in his whole lifetime has had two serious love interests, one was Gwen Stacy and the other one was the even more popular Mary Jane Watson who clearly had mesmerized Peter to such an extent that they eventually got married.

Talking about Gwen Stacy, she was Peter’s girlfriend in high school and is considered by many as his first true love. She was the preferred love interest for Peter in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and had quite the influence on him.

There have been many variations to the Peter-Gwen love story but what remains constant is the fact that even after her death at the hands of the Green Goblin, she holds a very special place in Peter’s heart. Personality wise, Gwen is headstrong and an equally brilliant science genius, something that Peter surely sees as a turn on. It was this strong headedness that ultimately saw Gwen becoming Spider Gwen in a parallel Spider-Man Universe. The most popular story of Gwen’s death led to Peter mourning her death, but eventually moved on and further leading to the entry of the second lady in his life, Mary Jane Watson.

Mary Jane Watson was more of the girl next door who also got to know about Peter’s actual identity when Peter dressed as Spider-Man tried to woo her. After starring as Peter’s principle love interest in the “Spider-Man” trilogy starring Tobey Maguire and over time gaining popularity in the comics, she has been seen as the one walking down the aisle with Peter as his companion.Having explored the Peter-Gwen love story in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Marvel might want to revamp the Peter-MJ story as the former one would seem repetitive.

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Digital Spy added Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s comments about the movie that the “Untitled Spider-Man Film” is a soap opera in high school where all the supporting characters are interesting. The movie will release on July 28th 2017.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.