Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Village”) will play Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy in Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man 3. Sam Raimi is directing the movie, which started filming this month.
Gwen is pivotal in Spider-Man lore as Peter’s high school crush, his girlfriend and his first love. She ended up being kidnapped by the Green Goblin and died during a bridgetop battle in “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 121.
Columbia is keeping a tight lid on the third movie’s story line, though it is known that Gwen is the third part of a love triangle that includes Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson.
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco are reprising their roles. Thomas Haden Church plays Sandman and Topher Grace a yet-to-be-named villain.
The movie is being produced by Laura Ziskin and Marvel Studios’ Avi Arad. The story is by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi, with a screenplay by Alvin Sargent.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter