Could Kirsten Dunst be onboard with returning to Spider-Man‘s web?
Mary Jane Watson has always been an iconic figure in comic book history, with fans loving everything from her strong willed and charismatic personality to her infamous romance with Spider-Man. When actress Kirsten Dunst first played Mary Jane in Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film in 2002, her performance garnered critical acclaim and became a huge favorite among fans.
It was also the role that made Dunst a household name and catapulted her into superstardom in the film industry. Kirsten Dunst did reprise her role as Mary Jane in the following two Spider-Man sequels. But with a new generation opening the door to the multiverse, might we see her again?
Kirst Dunst Answers The Call
Rumors have long circulated that Kirsten Dunst would make an appearance and reprise her role as Mary Jane in Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, she has denied her involvement in the upcoming film.
But during an interview with Variety, she did mention that she would be highly interested in returning her character and making an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During the screening of her new film, The Power Of Dog, Kirsten Dunst was asked by Variety if she would be interested in reprising her role as Mary Jane. She responded: “I would do it. Why not? That would be fun” Kirsten Dunst that happily stated, “I would never say no to something like that,” and hilariously expressed that “I’d be old MJ at this point with little Spidey babies.”
With Dunst’s statement, it’s safe to say that the former Spider-Man actress would be highly interested in coming back to the Spider-verse. With No Way Home introducing the possibility, as seen in the recent trailer, it would make sense for Dunst’s Mary Jane to return in the near future. Dunst’s performance as Mary Jane will forever be remembered in superhero film history, especially as the upside down kiss shared between her and co-star Tobey Maguire is one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.
Dunst’s performance as Mary Jane helped influence the other actresses that became the Wall-Crawler’s love interest in other Spider-Man films. One of those actresses are Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy in the Amazing Spider-Man films. Then there was also Laura Harrier’s performance as Liz Allen in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Then finally Zendaya’s Marvel Cinematic version of Mary Jane called MJ (Michelle Jones). The legacy of Dunst’s Mary Jane will forever live an impact in Spidey’s cinematic lore.
OFFICIAL SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME PLOT SYNOPSIS
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero,” “When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be released exclusively in theaters on December 17, 2021. The film will star Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, J.B. Smoove, Benedict Wong, Alfred Molina, and Jaime Foxx. The film is written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, along with cinematography by Mauro Flore and music by Michael Giacchino. No Way Home is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal and directed by Jon Watts.