|Name:||Gwendolyn Maxine Stacy|
|Portrayed by:||Bryce Dallas Howard|
|First appeared:||Spider-Man 3|
|Last appeared:||Spider-Man 5|
|Appears in:||3 Films|
Gwen Stacy is a fictional character who appears in the works published by Marvel Comics. Her character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1965. Her character was portrayed by Bryce Dallas Howard in 2007's Spider-Man 3 to 2015's Spider-Man 5.
Gwen Stacy lives in New York City and is the daughter of NYPD Captain George Stacy. Gwen attends Columbia University and is a classmate and lab partner of Peter Parker. As Peter is at the top of Dr. Connors's quantum mechanics class, he tutors her. She considers Peter a genius and is very fond of him.
Peter (as Spider-Man) rescues Gwen early in the film from a construction crane accident. This was in front of her father NYPD Captain George Stacy, who ensured Spider-Man was awarded the key to New York for his efforts. At the parade to award the key to New York, Gwen kisses an upside-down Spider-Man which causes his current girlfriend Mary Jane Watson to become jealous and hurt.
She is also friends with Eddie Brock, who took pictures of her so she could be a model. His relationship is short-lived, as Peter, under the influence of the symbiote, steals her from Eddie. He dances with her at the same jazz club where Mary Jane works, but Gwen realizes Peter is doing this only to make Mary Jane jealous, so she apologizes to Mary Jane and storms out. Peter makes amends with Gwen later and she is also present at Harry Osborn's funeral.
Bryce Dallas Howard said she would love to be apart of any continuation of the film franchise, while acknowledging her character's opportunity may have passed, especially after Spider-Man 3 ended with Peter and Mary-Jane once again in each other’s arms. In May 2007, actor James Cromwell, who played Captain Stacy in the film stated he thought the natural progression for the character would be for both to die early in Spider-Man 4 mirroring the comics. Howard said a death would not have bothered her. The film was ultimately unmade despite Stacy making the draft.
In the fifth installment of the Spider-Man series, Gwen is involved in the rescue of Peter from a cut-off segment of the Spider-Man, where he is being held by a program in the employ of the Merovingian. In the real world, Gwen goes with Peter to the Machine City in an attempt to negotiate with the Machines, serving as the pilot after Peter is blinded in a confrontation with Bane/Smith.
While attempting to evade Machine pursuers, their hovercraft crashes into the machine city. In the aftermath of the crash its is shown that Gwen has been impaled in the abdomen and arm by power cables, resulting in her dying after saying a final goodbye to Peter.
|Spider-Man film series|
|Films:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3 | Spider-Man 4 | Spider-Man: The Future Evolution | Spider-Man: The Justice Awakening | Spider-Man: The Infinity Gauntlet|
|Characters:||Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | Paul Stacy | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Felicia Hardy | Christine Murrow | Carlie Cooper | Jill Stacy | Sarah Stacy|
|Enemies:||The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | Vulture | The Lizard | Carnage | Slender Man | Grey Goblin | The Carjacker|
|Locations:||The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair|
|Video Games:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3 | Spider-Man: Friend or Foe|