Weird as it may sound, Sony was bouncing around the idea that Peter Parker would use a formula to bring his loved ones back to life. In an interview with IGN, Denis Leary revealed that he was going to reprise his role of Captain George Stacy in a third movie. “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,” explained Leary.
Thankfully, they didn’t choose to go that route as it would have opened a whole other can of worms. While Gwen Stacy was brought back with the Carnage symbiote in the Ultimate Comics, a resurrection in the third movie would have just been bizarre. Not to mention it would invalidate one of Parker’s major character developments as if he could bring back Captain George Stacey, why not bring back his uncle and everyone else he’s ever lost. It’s a good thing they left that box unopened as much as Leary wanted to be back on set with Marc Webb.
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