Kirsten Dunst has revealed that she intends to reprise the iconic role although she would like it to be an older version
The Spider-Man multiverse is just a few weeks away from arriving with Spider-Man: No Way Home, a film starring Tom Holland. All the fandom’s hopes are pinned on the reappearance of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as alternate versions of Spider-Man. And speaking of actors reprising characters, Kirsten Dunst has just applied to return as Mary Jane Watson.
This came up during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where Kirsten reminisced about the most influential films in her career, among them, of course, was Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. This 2002 film could well be credited as one of the contemporary films responsible for kick-starting the superhero invasion of the big screen. The MCU began in 2008, with Iron Man, six years after Spider-Man. Was it ahead of its time?
And since everyone seems to be reprising their roles to return in the Spiderverse, Mary Jean could be next, though not necessarily in No Way Home, especially now that Tom Holland’s contract extension for three new films in the MCU is a done deal.
Of course, that’s no small statement, let alone when he referred to an “old Mary Jane”. And considering that within the MCU, absolutely anything is possible, it wouldn’t be at all far-fetched to consider playing with the perception of space-time and, taking advantage of Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) powers and the chaos that the multiverse will bring, a third age version of Mary Jean could say goodbye to Tobey Maguire.
Kirsten Dunst was last seen in the brilliant film The Power Of The Dog. You can read our review of the movie here.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will bring back several of her co-stars, like Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe and of course, J.K. Simmons. Don’t forget that the film, directed by Jon Watts, will hit theatres on December 17th.