Whilst the first “The Amazing Spider-Man” film with Andrew Garfield had its fans, its follow-up struggled to garner much support. In a new interview with IGN, Denis Leary revealed that it sounds like the now scrapped third film in the series might have had a hard time getting any fans.
Leary, who played Gwen’s father Captain George Stacy in the first film and appeared as a vision in the second, says that he was originally set to come back for a third film:
“Possibly in 3, 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.”
The formula would be Venom-related and not unprecedented as Gwen Stacy was brought back from the dead with a Carnage symbiote in the comics. Even so, this version of the franchise is over with Tom Holland now taking on the role in a Marvel-approved reboot hitting in 2017.