Is Gwen Stacy Going to Die in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2?"

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This is what's getting fanboys and fangirls talking! New photos from the New York set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" raised speculations about the fate of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in the upcoming 2014 sequel.

In the Marvel Comics comic book series The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122 (June-July 1973), there was a story arc called "The Night Gwen Stacy Died." During a fight between our Spidey (played in the film series by Andrew Garfield) and his nemesis, Green Goblin (aka Norman Osborn to be played by Chris Cooper in the sequel), the web-slinger's girlfriend perishes. And here's what got everyone go hhmmmm. The set picture of Stone below is an identical copy of what Gwen Stacy wore the night she died in the comic book. Right? Take a look:

 An exact replica right? Right down to the ultra-chic leather boots? 

We'll find out if we'll see the night Gwen Stacy dies on the big screen when Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" arrives in theaters on May 1 of 2014. 

If you want to know more about the plot of the comic book arc about the death of Gwen Stacy, here's some excerpts from Wiki:

Prior to this arc, Norman Osborn had been the Green Goblin, but due to amnesia suspended his identity as the supervillain and forgot that Spider-Man and Peter Parker are the same person. Also, Harry Osborn, Parker's best friend and Norman's son, became addicted to drugs and was sequestered in the Osborn home for detoxification. Norman Osborn's parental grief, combined with financial pressure, triggers a breakdown resulting in Norman Osborn remembering his Goblin identity and again targeting Spider-Man and his loved ones for misery.

The Green Goblin abducts Peter's girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, and lures Spider-Man to a tower of either the Brooklyn Bridge (as depicted in the art) or the George Washington Bridge (as given in the text).[1][2] The Goblin and Spider-Man clash, and the Goblin hurls Stacy off the bridge. Spider-Man shoots a web strand at her legs and catches her. As he pulls her up, he thinks he has saved her. However, he quickly realizes she is dead. Unsure whether the whiplash from her sudden stop broke her neck or if the Goblin had broken it previously, he blames himself for her death. A note on the letters page of The Amazing Spider-Man #125 states: "It saddens us to say that the whiplash effect she underwent when Spidey's webbing stopped her so suddenly was, in fact, what killed her."[1]

The Green Goblin escapes, and Spider-Man cries over Stacy's corpse and swears revenge. The following issue, Spider-Man tracks the Green Goblin to a warehouse and beats him but cannot bring himself to kill him. The Goblin uses the opportunity to send his glider to impale Spider-Man from behind. Warned by his spider-sense, Spider-Man dodges, and the glider instead impales the Green Goblin, seemingly killing him. Later, a devastated Parker, back at home, encounters an equally shocked and saddened Mary Jane Watson, who has lost her close friend Stacy, and the two attempt to comfort each other in the wake of their loss.

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