Credit: Bryce Dallas Howard: Jeff Vespa/

Big news for Spider-Fans: The Village‘s Bryce Dallas Howard has been cast as Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3. As fans know, Gwen is the Lana Lang to Mary Jane Watson’s Lois Lane in Spidey mythology; in the books, she was Peter Parker’s high school crush, who died on a bridge during a Spidey-Green Goblin battle. In the first Spider-Man, of course, Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane took on most of that storyline, though she survived the Green Goblin confrontation. While it’s not clear how Gwen will be woven into the Spider-Man 3 plot, we do know a couple things. (SPOILER ALERT!) First, she’ll be a rival with Dunst’s Mary Jane for Peter’s affections, and second, she won’t die at the end of the movie.

So, PopWatchers, are you looking forward to seeing Gwen Stacy introduced to the film franchise? Do you think (as I do) that Howard is a good casting choice?

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Spider-Man 3
  • Movie
  • 139 minutes