Kirsten Dunst believes she has time to reprise her part as Mary Jane Watson in a future Spider-Man film, but she is unaware of any plans. Dunst is first featured in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man as Peter Parker’s next-door neighbor who wants to be a Broadway actress as the web-slinger’s classic love interest.
Despite receiving mixed reviews for her damsel-in-distress portrayal of the character, Dunst’s MJ earned overwhelmingly generally positive reviews and moviegoers for her natural connection with Tobey Maguire and for capturing the spirit of the comics. Dunst isn’t ruling out another MJ appearance, despite the fact that she didn’t return for the multiverse-friendly Spider-Man: No Way Home.
For Deadline’s Actor’s Side segment, Kirsten Dunst discusses her possible Mary Jane Spider-Man comeback. Despite the fact that she hasn’t heard of any plans to bring her favorite character back to the big screen, Dunst feels there’s still time.
According to Screenrant, Dunst stated, “It isn’t too soon. Listen, no one has asked me about anything, but I do believe that, because this Multi Universe continues to operate, anything may happen. By the way, I know nothing.”
Meanwhile, rumors began to circulate that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would reprise their web-slinging roles alongside Dunst and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man: No Way Home, following the announcement that Alfred Molina would reprise his role as Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man: No Way Home. In the months leading up to the film’s release, many members of the cast and crew of the Marvel Cinematic Universe threequel dismissed rumors of former actors’ regular appearances, with Dunst herself announcing a month ahead of time that she would not be returning for MJ in the film.
Despite her absence from the film, Dunst’s willingness to reprise Mary Jane in a future Spider-Man film should give fans who were sceptical of Maguire and Garfield’s return before No Way Home some hope.