The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer finally debuted online earlier this week, and it well and truly broke the internet. Marvel fans had their minds blown by this first look at the incoming threequel, which revealed that we’re heading into the Spider-Verse. It confirmed the return of six sinister villains from the franchise’s past, as well as hinting at the much-anticipated comeback of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
You might think this would be enough for fans, but once you open the doors to the multiverse, you can’t expect them to not want more. Following the trailer’s premiere, fans made Emma Stone trend on Twitter, as so many folks voiced their desperate hope that Emma Stone would cameo in No Way Home as Gwen Stacy, or maybe even Spider-Gwen.
Stone appeared opposite Garfield in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, which memorably ended with an adaptation of “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” comic book storyline.
Fans were heartbroken at the time when Gwen was killed off. If Sony had any plans to revive her at the time, they were all for naught. The Amazing franchise was soon aborted in favor of reintroducing Spidey into the MCU, with Tom Holland taking over from Garfield.
But now that all signs are pointing to Garfield returning for No Way Home, the potential is there for Stone to reprise her role—or appear as a variant of Gwen—opposite him. Fans are really hoping for a live-action version of this moving moment from the Spider-Verse comics event.
Emma Stone has previously denied any involvement in this movie, but then so did Garfield—a lot more strenuously—and that’s looking more and more like a white lie. Even if the Oscar-winning actress doesn’t end up showing her face in this one, the door is open for her to appear in a future MCU film instead.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to swing into cinemas on Dec. 17.