If Dennis Leary is to be believed, there was a plot in development for Amazing Spider-Man 3 which would have made it possible for any and all characters to return. Now, usually, if a plot can be described as “undeadifying” people, that’s a bad thing. Here? Maybe not.
Speaking to IGN at Comic-Con, Leary said:
I was disappointed because I’m totally selfish and greedy. And I was part of the franchise — I came back briefly in two, and part of the discussion was that possibly in three, there was this idea at one point that Spider-Man would be able to take this formula and regenerate the people in his life that had died. So there was this discussion that Captain Stacy would come back even bigger in episode 3. So I was like, lets go!
The formula could be anything, but there were rumors that the third Amazing Spider-Man movie was going to be based, at least a little, on the Clone Saga. Which kind of matches up to what Leary says here and would have allowed Sony and Marc Webb to bring back any character they wanted. Gwen Stacy, definitely. Captain Stacy? Maybe. Although he was one of the best parts of Amazing Spider-Man.
You know what? Sure. They should have just done it. Reset the whole thing and try again. Amazing Spider-Man was fun and I would have given them a mulligan on Amazing Spider-Man 2 if they wanted one. Now, having a bunch of clones or resurrected dead people or whatever running around sounds like a bad idea. One might even say an irredeemably stupid one. But it might have been really, really entertaining. In a very stupid way.
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