Warning: If you haven't seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2, do not read this article. It contains major spoilers.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has not yet been released, and yet the director Marc Webb has been speaking in an interview about the shocking moment at the end of the movie and why he felt that he had to include it.
As many suspected, Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy dies toward the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and, as Marc Webb points out, it was an event he was committed to including through-out his involvement with the Spidey reboot - and its echoes resonate throughout the film.
The first shot of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a ticking clock. Gwen Stacy (in this version) dies in a clock tower. And director Marc Webb has said that he wanted to show that even in this fictional world actions have consequences, and that for all of Spider-Man's powers he cannot prevent the passing of time.
Check out the interview in this video:
So what do you think? Did you see this coming? Do you think Marc Webb is right to say that this is an essential event in the story of Spider-Man? And was there anything more Spider-Man could have done? Write in with your thoughts below the line.