George Stacy
George Stacy TASM
Name: George Stacy
Affiliation: New York City Police Department
Rank: Captain
Spouse(s): Helen Stacy
Children: Gwen Stacy
Phillip Stacy
Simon Stacy
Howard Stacy
Portrayed by: Denis Leary
First appeared: The Amazing Spider-Man
Last appeared: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Appears in: 2 Films
"Thirty-eight of New York's finest, versus one guy in a unitard!"
―George Stacy[src]

George Stacy is a fictional character who appears in the works published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., and Don Heck in 1968. He was portrayed by Denis Leary in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man.


The Amazing Spider-Man

Stacy grew to become one of New York's top police officers. After Spider-Man revealed himself Stacy's top priority became the arrest of Spider-Man, regarding him as nothing more than a vigilante on a private mission, ignorant of wider issues and the legal system. This was probably because at this time Peter's plight was focused on finding the man who killed his uncle rather than protecting the innocent. Once he discovered Spider-Man's identity and realizes that Spider-Man was on his side and can save his daughter, he changed his opinion.

After being mortally wounded by the Lizard while buying time for Peter to release the antidote, George makes him promise to stop seeing his daughter Gwen, in order to keep her safe from his dangerous double life, before he succumbed to his wounds. Peter initially agreed to the promise, but later hints he is reconsidering it, much to Gwen's joy.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

George Stacy appears often as vision, hallucination to Spider-Man, haunting him for the promise he did not and does not keep about his daughter. Gwen's death at the hands of the Green Goblin prove that he was right, because Peter couldn't keep his distance from her and also Gwen was killed by Spider-Man's enemy after finding out that Peter was Spider-Man, who also knew Gwen.

See Also

Webb Film Series
Films: The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | Harry Osborn | Mary Jane Watson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Flash Thompson | Norman Osborn | Ashley Kafka | Rajit Ratha | Donald Menken | Felica Hardy | Alistair Smythe | Richard Parker | Mary Parker | Kari
Enemies: The Lizard | Electro | The Green Goblin | Rhino | The Black Cat | Ultimate Goblin | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Industries | Oscorp Tower | Midtown Science High School | Beloit Psychiatric Hospital | Ravencroft Institute
Video Games: The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2