Originally from a one-off story set in the Marvel Comics multiverse, the character was the focus of a “what if” scenario in which it was Gwen Stacy, most famously portrayed as the tragically doomed girlfriend of Peter Parker, who got bit by a radioactive spider and acquired powers from it. Ironically, the story saw Parker himself turn into The Lizard, one of the most memorable villains of the series.
With Descendants‘ Dove Cameron ready to voice the character, Spider-Gwen will make her small-screen debut on the final episode of the show’s opening story arc alongside other alternate Spider-Men like Blood Spider and Spider-Man Noir:
“Return to the Spider-Verse: Part One” will premiere on Saturday, August 27th at 8:00pm ET/PT on Disney XD, with Part Two airing on September 3rd, Part Three on September 10th and Part Four on September 17th.
Spider-Gwen made her debut in “Edge of Spider-Verse” #2, the second in a series of one-off stories about different iterations of Spider-Man characters, but has gone on to become an immensely popular character. This alternate version of Gwen Stacy became the one bitten by the radioactive spider and given great power and responsibility instead of Peter Parker, who in fact went on to become The Lizard in this unique universe.
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