She was OK in “Spider-Man 3 and “Terminator: Salvation, though she really wasn’t given much of anything to work with in those films. Well, Comingsoon was able to talk to her about Gwen Stacy, Kate Connor, and playing Victoria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse:
“Q: Will your character Gwen have a big role in “Spider-Man 4?”
“Bryce Dallas Howard: Oh goodness! I don’t know. I mean, it was really made clear to me when we all did “Spider-Man 3” that it was entirely possible that a character could come back or a character could not and this could be just a specific plotline to that film because there’s so many stories in the comic book series and you want to pack as much in as possible so it’s truly up to Sam, up to, you know, the writers and the people who have done such an amazing job protecting that franchise and choosing the best storylines for audiences and I’m a fan first. I had an incredible time working with them but more than anything what I want is for that franchise to just continue to kick butt and to really appease the really really really loyal fans, so, including myself.”
As much as I didn’t like Spider-man 3, I think it would be dumb to just throw aways her character after they already introduced us to her. I mean they could just kill her off or something, but let us know that shes still there. And not just forget about her character all together.
As for Terminator:
“Q: McG announced his plans to make a fifth and sixth “Terminator” film. If that does happen, would you like to be involved again?”
“Howard: Oh yeah! I haven’t signed anything that would obligate them to me or me to them or anything like that because it was… that film was made with a lot of humility, you know, it’s like we’ll do this one the best that we can and if people ask for more then they ask for me. But, it’s an incredible group. We are all fiercely committed to the story, I mean, it’s Terminator for goodness sakes. So, yeah, if that comes about I would, you know… and if I should be so lucky that they invite me back, I would be loathed to walk away from that.”
I actually didn’t mind her as Kate Connor in T4. No, she didn’t get much to work with, but I think they could do his kill her character off between the events of Terminator 4 and Terminator 5. That way we could get the bad-ass John Connor that we see at the beginning of Terminator 2. That is to say what company buys the rights to the franchise, and where they want to take the story.
Now for her role as Victoria in Twilight:
“Q: You take over the role of Victoria in the next “Twilight” movie, “Eclipse.” Will you be involved after the completion of that film?”
“Howard: I don’t want to give anything away, but there’s – Victoria has a lifespan is what I’ll say.”
“Q: What was your experience joining this cast that had already been together for two films?”
“Howard: I was really struck by what an incredible group of young people are in that franchise. Their friendships are so genuine and they really ground each other and there is a lot going on around them, you know, there’s a lot of attention and a lot of scrutiny, but I’m truly moved by how solid they’ve remained and their values and their belief systems and their caring of one another throughout all of that and I think that with… you hope for that within a franchise. Part of the reason to come back together is to continue to tell a story but also to come back together because everyone genuinely enjoys working with one another. It was a really really really positive experience for that reason, other than, you know, set aside the fact that just I read the books and loved the books from the very beginning and these characters are extraordinary. It’s such an absorbing story that I just felt very lucky that given the unfortunate circumstances surrounding it that I was just, you know, invited in. I hope that “Eclipse” continues this trend of being really reverent of what Stephenie created with the books. ”
I can’t really comment on her role in Eclipse because I know nothing about Twilight. But, when she says, “Victoria has a lifespan is what I’ll say”, then I’ll assume her character is a vampire.
Do you hope Gwen Stacy returns for Spider-man 4? And Are you glad to hear her cast in the next Twilight film?