Gina Mei
September 29, 2015 11:55 am

What if Gwen Stacy had been bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker?

Earlier this year, Marvel sought to answer that very question with its new comic book series, Spider-Gwen. The series follows an alternate universe/planet (Earth-65) — first introduced in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 — where Gwen Stacy is the one who receives that fateful bite and becomes New York’s arachnid hero; not Peter Parker. It’s all kinds of amazing, and totally flips the script on its head. But we can’t help but wonder: What would Spider-Gwen look like on the big screen?

Thanks to Vulture Remixes, now we know. The website joined forces with video artist Alex Coulombe and cosplayer Julianne Cancalosi to bring Spider-Gwen to life — and we’re completely in love. Using footage of Emma Stone in Spider-Man and Birdman, along with sound bites from a wonderful mix of Stone’s acting resume, the trailer is just about as good as it gets.

“What if Peter Parker’s ill-fated girlfriend Gwen Stacy got bitten by that radioactive arachnid instead of him, and she gained the ability to do whatever a spider can?” Vulture asks. “How would she balance life as the teen daughter of a police officer and as New York’s premier superhero, Spider-Woman?”

Given the backlash that occurred when someone so much as suggested Donald Glover would be a good fit for the new Spider-Man, one would imagine the Spider-Gwen comics would have received a less-than-favorable response. But in actuality, the series has gotten great reviews — and I think we’re all more than ready to see it on the big screen.

Of course, we can only imagine a world where there are swaths of comic book films dedicated to kickass heroines — but they remain few and far between. This trailer will just have to tide us over until Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel grace the big screen in 2017/2018.

Check out the trailer for yourself below.

(Image via video.)

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