No no, Amy Pascal was not going to remove Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, do not worry. Apparently the former head of Sony’s movie division had more feminist plans in mind than that. One that has a sad ending for Peter Parker, but one that makes way for a new hero for the franchise to follow.
The third movie was to take place after both The Sinister Six movie as well as Venom’s movie. During those two movies, the concept of the multiverse would have been brought up, and new characters would have popped up in hopes to making new super heroes.
According to the previous Sony hack, Pascal had plans to have Spider-Man transform into Man-Spider by Venom’s solo movie. Mary Jane Watson was going to show up in Venom, and was going to be pivotal in Amazing Spider-Man 3. In ASM3, MJ was to have been bitten by Man-Spider, only to be saved by Kraven The Hunter.
Pascal wanted a Spider-Woman, and due to Marvel still owning the character Jessica Drew, they had to create one. Due to MJ’s popularity, she was going to become Spider-Woman in the third act in order to stop Peter’s man-spidery rampage, only to have to euthanize Peter by the very end.
While this would have been a sad ending for the trilogy, people at Marvel urged her to do an after credits sequence that mirrored their 2006 storyline, The Other, where a resurrected Peter bursts out of his cocooned dead body confused but alive. Pascal in e-mails said no, and that it was time to step out of the super hero patriarchy, and that MJ was the future of the series.
Sadly, Pascal is no longer at Sony and Marvel sort of is in charge now of The Spider-Man movies. It would have been interesting to watch how this would have all played out.