Gwen Stacy dies in the arms of Peter Parker the Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Did she have to die, so that

  • Mary Jane would be back on the next sequel?
  • They would not have to shoot Spider-Man movies at/about Oxford or England?
  • They both conspired to fake Gwen's death, to keep Gwen safe?
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    Seems like the answer to that will be the sequel.. Commented Sep 7, 2014 at 5:16
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    The answer is,....story is inspired from comic book and gwen dies in comics too.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Sep 7, 2014 at 8:33
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    Please keep in mind that according to the help center question titles are the only place where spoilers are explicitly disallowed. Feel free to adress any further concerns in meta, though.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Sep 7, 2014 at 15:11

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This question is impossible to answer for sure because we don't know the minds of the film's creators. However as Chopper pointed out above there are contractual reasons why Emma Stone may have been "killed off" in the second film rather than any other sequel.

Comic book fans will tell you that this was the only way Gwen was always going to leave was by falling to her death (although in the comics MJ was introduced sooner). The death of Gwen was a major story for Peter Parker, it also harks back to the promise he made to her father in the first film. If you remember, he promised to stay away from Gwen so she wouldn't get hurt.

To answer your questions:

Mary Jane would be back on the next sequel

It's quite possible that they would cast an actress to play Mary Jane, this question discusses in detail why MJ was not included in this reboot.

They would not have to shoot Spider-man movies at/about Oxford or England

This is where my comic book knowledge starts to break down - I don't know if she ever intended to study in the UK in the original stories. My suggestion would be that given the budget for these films the location was unlikely to be a problem, however the sense of her leaving and starting a new life was simply meant to draw out the storyline between the pair and make her death even more tragic.

They both conspired to fake Gwen's death, to keep Gwen safe

It's certainly an interesting theory. Characters in the Marvel universe rarely stay dead. If Emma Stone was available for another spidey film then there are storylines in place to bring her back, I think it's more likely that they'd use an existing story rather than create their own. However again this is speculation without seeing a script!

  • And after death of franchise, she is surely dead and never coming back.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 11:24

Certainly Emma Stone only signed on for two films whereas Andrew Garfield signed for three, obviously they could have negotiated more with her but I'd imagine that would be a part of it.

  • This is more of a comment unless you can back up your claim that Emma Stone signed on for two films, where as Andrew Garfield signed on for three.
    – MattD
    Commented Sep 8, 2014 at 13:23
  • Any source for your claim?
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 11:24

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