In the interview, it was mentioned that the screenwriters considered bringing back Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone, and Garfield was asked what he would have liked to see for his Peter and Gwen. Garfield responded:
“Oh my god, I don’t even know where to start with that. It’s too big. Gwen had agency. In our film, on her final day, she shows up. I tried to restrain her from showing up to that scene with Electro [Jamie Foxx]. I knew that it was too dangerous, but she chose to be there. She had a hand in her own destiny in that way, and the movie is about fate. I will say the image of my catching [Zendaya’s] MJ — that was really beautiful and it kind of sold me on the whole thing.”
As you likely recall, because it was a huge moment in the film, Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy is almost saved by Spider-Man in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” but the whiplash from being stopped by Peter’s web kills her. At least that’s what it looks like. Either way, it’s a tragic moment, and we learn in “No Way Home” that Garfield’s Peter Parker is haunted by it. Catching MJ gives him a new lease on life.