Dove Cameron wants to play Gwen Stacy in the MCU 'if she was an equal match for Tom Holland’s Spidey'

Descendants 3 star Dove Cameron wants to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as classic character Gwen Stacy.

The Disney star has already voiced Peter Parker’s iconic love interest and superhero alter-ego Spider-Gwen, also known as Ghost Spider, in the Disney XD animated series Marvel Rising.

When asked if she’d be keen to also portray the popular comic book character in the live action MCU, she told Yahoo Movies: “I would love to play Gwen Stacy. I would love to play Spider-Gwen, or Ghost Spider, or whatever kind of incarnation they’re going to make her into.”

“I think that she’s such a great character. I mean, I love Emma Stone in the last incarnation of Gwen Stacy,” said Cameron, of Emma Stone’s role as Gwen Stacy in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, “But I was really honoured when they asked me to voice her and I would love a chance to audition.”

“I think any kind of action girl - that’s my type of girl!” Cameron explained.

Gwen Stacy as Ghost Spider in Marvel Rising. (Marvel Animation)
Gwen Stacy as Ghost Spider in Marvel Rising. (Marvel Animation)

On what she would want from her own potential take on the character opposite Tom Holland’s MCU Spidey, Cameron revealed, “I would love it if she was an equal match. I would love it if she was a physical threat… if she was quite a force.”

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“I just love playing characters for women that are not so thin - and I mean thin, like emotionally - that are not so narrowly defined. I would love if she was a bit difficult or complex… just how real girls are.”

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is set to return for his third solo MCU film in July 2021 after Sony and Disney recently renewed their deal to co-produce the Webslinger’s big screen adventures.

Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home (credit: Disney/Sony)
Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home (credit: Disney/Sony)

Gwen Stacy has yet to appear in this latest iteration of Spider-Man’s world, with Zendaya’s MJ playing the romantic foil to Tom Holland. The character is hugely important to the Spider-Man myth, playing a crucial role in the comics.

Spider-Gwen, an alternate-universe, superhero alter ego of the character - was recently seen on the big screen in 2018’s ‘Best Animated Feature’ Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld.

Cameron was speaking to Yahoo ahead of the release of her upcoming third and final Disney Descendants live-action television film, Descendants 3, in which she plays Mal: the daughter of iconic Sleeping Beauty villain, Maleficent.

DESCENDANTS 3 - Disney Channel's "Descendants 3" stars Dove Cameron as Mal. (Disney Channel/Ed Herrera)
DESCENDANTS 3 - Disney Channel's "Descendants 3" stars Dove Cameron as Mal. (Disney Channel/Ed Herrera)

The star is already well versed with the MCU’s home of Disney. Cameron has been starred in various popular Disney channel TV shows since she was 16, as well as the Descendants TV movie series, which tells the spin-off story of the lives of the children of classic Disney villains.

Dove Cameron stars as ‘Mal’ in Disney Channel’s Descendants 3. The threequel of the hugely popular movie franchise will premiere on Disney Channel UK on Friday 11 October at 5.30pm