Gwen Stacy
Howard Gwen Stacy
Name: Gwendolyn Maxine Stacy
Father: George Stacy
Portrayed by: Bryce Dallas Howard
First appeared: Spider-Man 3

Gwen Stacy is a fictional character who appears in the works published by Marvel Comics. Her character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1965. Her character was portrayed by Bryce Dallas Howard in 2007's Spider-Man 3.


Spider-Man 3

Gwen Stacy, in her 20s, lives in New York City and is the daughter of NYPD Captain George Stacy. Gwen attends Columbia University and is a classmate and lab partner of Peter Parker.

As Peter is at the top of Dr. Connors's quantum mechanics class, he tutors her. She considers Peter a genius and is very fond of him.

Peter (as Spider-Man) rescues Gwen early in the film from a construction crane accident. This was in front of her father NYPD Captain George Stacy who ensured Spider-Man was awarded the key to New York for his efforts.

At the parade to award the key to New York, Gwen kisses an upside-down Spider-Man which causes his current girlfriend Mary Jane Watson to become jealous and hurt.

She was also friend with Eddie Brock who took pictures of her, so she could be a model. His relationship is short-lived as Peter, under the influence of the symbiote, steals her from Eddie.

He dances with her at the same jazz club where Mary Jane works, but Gwen realizes that Peter is doing this only to make Mary Jane jealous, so she apologizes to Mary Jane and storms out. Peter makes amends with Gwen later and she was also present at Harry Osborn's funeral.


  • Bryce Dallas Howard said she would love to be apart of any continuation of the film franchise while acknowledging her character's opportunity may have passed especially after Spider-Man 3 ended with Peter and Mary-Jane once again in each other’s arms. In May 2007, actor James Cromwell, who played Captain Stacy in the film stated he thought the natural progression for the character would be for both to die early in Spider-Man 4 mirroring the comics. Howard said a death would not have bothered her. The film was ultimately unmade despite Stacy making the draft.
  • Unlike her mainstream comic counterpart, this Gwen wasn't killed by the Green Goblin.

See Also

Raimi Film Series
Films: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
Characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw
Enemies: The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair
Video Games: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
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