Kristen Dunst is open to returning to Spider-Man franchise
by Ana Walia | Mon, 15 Nov 2021 21:44:57 GMT
Image Source: Entertainment Weekly, Paris Match

Kristen Dunst is an American actress and model who appeared as Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man trilogy opposite Tobey Maguire, who portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the movie 14 years ago.

The three-time Golden Globe nominee has now opened up about returning to the franchise and mentioned during the screening of her upcoming movie, "The Power of the Dog" at AFI Fest at TCL Chinese Theatre, "I would do it. Why not? That would be fun. I would never say no to something like that. I’d be old MJ at this point with little Spidey babies", she added. 

There were a lot of rumors about the actress returning, possibly in "Spider-Man: No Way Home," to which she has mentioned that she is not a part of the movie. In director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Spider-Man 3 (2006), Kristen Dunst played Peter Parker's love interest opposite Tobey Maguire. The audience loved her as Mary Jane Watson and the chemistry between the two stood out for the audience. 

Kristen Dunst also mentioned that although people on social media have called her "best known for her role as Spider-Man’s girlfriend," she is more than that. She added in 2019 on The Talk, "I don't look at Twitter and stuff, I'm not a social media girl. But I was looking for the show and everything. I read it too, and I was just like, "Yeah, that's pretty s---." Do you know what I mean? I was proud that my fans and everyone rallied around and supported me. It was a very ignorant tweet, and it was probably very carelessly done by a man. "

The actress also spoke about the massive pay disparity between her and star Tobey Maguire, which she didn’t think much about at the time. Kristen Dunst shared, "I didn’t even think about it. I was just like, "Oh yeah, Tobey (Maguire) is playing Spider-Man." But do you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and me. " 

The current owners of the Peter Parker and Mary Jane characters are Tom Holland and Zendaya, with the upcoming 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' marking their third combined appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They have previously collaborated on Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Kate Bosworth said in 2019 that she auditioned for the part of MJ and stated, "I bombed it," she admitted on Watch What Happens Live, adding that Kristen Dunst was a "great" option.

Kristen Dunst and Tobey Maguire in Spiderman. Image Source: NME 

Fans have speculated that Tobey Maguire, 46, and other previous Spider-Man stars, such as Andrew Garfield, who played the superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will make surprise cameos in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, with Alfred Molina reprising his role as Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2 (2014).

Andrew Garfield has officially confirmed that he will not be appearing in "No Way Home." There was even a rumored on-set shot of him and Tobey Maguire reconnecting for the next installment, but he assured fans it was really "a Photoshop." In another interview, Garfield said, "I wish I could just speak to everyone and say, 'I encourage that you chill.' Apart from myself, I can't speak for anyone else; they might be doing something. But I haven't received a call. Tom Holland has also attempted to quell rumors that the film may feature previous Spider-Man versions. "When I tell [Maguire and Garfield] they aren't coming back, people don't believe me," he remarked. However, at some point, they will have to believe me.

The 39-year-old actress who shares two children Ennis, 3, and James, 6, with Jesse Plemons, commented that she judged it a lot more before she had children. She said," she explained, "'How could you do this to us?' I thought. Who puts their children in... whatever it is? ' However, I understand when you have a cute child and everyone says, "Oh my God, you should take them in to do small kid modeling." It's entertaining.

Talking about her partner, Kristen Dunst, said, "Jesse and I fell in love creatively first, therefore we want to work with each other as much as we can over the duration of our lives," Meanwhile, Dunst will play alongside another Marvel actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, in The Power of the Dog, a dramatic adaption of Thomas Savage's 1967 novel of the same name. Kristen Dunst plays Rose in Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog," a widow who remarries a wealthy rancher in 1925 Montana. Her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and she moved in with her new husband, George (Jesse Plemons), and his brother, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch).

"I was terrified,"  Kristen Dunst said of her first day of filming. "I wanted to do a fantastic job for Jane." As an actress, her films have been a major source of inspiration for me. I just didn't want to disappoint her. " Rose's contempt for Phil and her effeminate kid drives Rose to drink as the story progresses. In many sequences, Kristen Dunst had to play impaired or hungover. Dunst stated, "I'd spin in circles a lot if I had to be unsteady in a scene. I learned that from Alison Janney. Spin if you want to look and feel different. "Rolling," they'd say, and I'd be spinning in a circle". 

On September 2, 2021, Campion received the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, when The Power of the Dog had its world debut. On November 11, 2021, it had a limited theatre release in Australia and New Zealand, followed by a limited theatrical release in the United States on November 17. On December 1, the film will be available to stream worldwide on Netflix. The picture was well-received by critics.