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Instead of a sequel to 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we’re getting Spidey folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Andrew Garfield is being replaced by Asa Butterfield (and we still didn’t get Donald Glover).

But what would have Sony’s Garfield-starring Amazing Spider-Man 3 have been like? Denis Leary, who played Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone)’s police captain dad who was killed in part one, has told IGN:

Possibly in 3, 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. So, there was this discussion that Captain Stacy would come back even bigger in episode 3.

That sounds crazy AF. As per the comics, Gwen Stacy died at the end of Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben dying is of course a vital part of his origin. Were they going to come back to life in the third one? The idea of resurrecting them seems completely mental.

Director Marc Webb also told MTV about his ideas for the canceled sequel:

There’s the man in the hat, this obscure character called The Gentleman, who gets the Sinister Six together. That would’ve been fun to play out. Venom, obviously I would’ve been curious to see

Venom and the Sinister Six would have been cool. But at least we’ll see Spidey meet Avengers soon.

[via Comics Alliance]