5 reasons Spider-Gwen is the superhero we need right now

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The origin story of Spider-Man is comic legend, but embedded in that universe is another story that yearns to be told.

Mild-mannered teen, Peter Parker, gets bit by radioactive spider and becomes superhero with the power to climb, jump, and zip through the city on webs of his own creation (or that he produces from his wrists, if you’re going by the Tobey Maguire films), dates assorted blonds or redheads, and trouble ensues. You get the picture.

Yeah, it should make you mad, Hulk.

Like Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel who are both getting their own solo films in the next few years She-Ra, Black Widow, Supergirl, and yes, of course, Spider-Gwen would be fantastic additions to the film canon. A film about any of these badass lady superheroes could easily hold their own with the rest of the summer popcorn blockbusters, if Hollywood gave them the chance.

2. We have so many badass actresses to cast at this very moment.

Emma Stone is the natural choice for this role, but let’s not limit ourselves. There are so many talented actresses who could carry the Spider-Gwen mantle with grit and grace. Stars like Zendaya, Chloe Grace Moretz, Amandla Stenberg, and Hailee Steinfeld would crush this.

Surprise! More female-driven movies mean higher box office totals http://t.co/XkH1s0C5R8 pic.twitter.com/cShlosjTbZ Mic (@micnews) July 1, 2015

4. Haven’t we seen enough Peter Parker?

Apparently not, since we’re getting ANOTHER Spider-Man reboot in 2017. How many different ways can we tell this story? Can we see it from a different perspective just once? If not Spider-Gwen, I will also accept bi-racial Spider-Man Miles Morales or Andrew Garfield’s request for a pansexual Spidey. Please and thank you.

Cosplayer Julianne Cancalosi fills in for Emma Stone in the imagined “Spider-Gwen” trailer. GIF via New York Magazine.

It’s time, Hollywood. The movie-going public is more than ready for a Spider-Gwen film.

We’re just waiting on you.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy New York Magazine’s “Spider-Gwen” trailer:

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