Despite all the hype and hoopla surrounding the Marc Webb-directed “Spider-Man” reboot, a part of me is still sad about all that went down with Sam Raimi. Don’t get me wrong, I’m intrigued by what Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will bring to the mix, but a large part of me won’t let go of Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker — and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, for that matter.
When MTV News caught up with the former Ms. MJ recently to promote her new movie “All Good Things,” I couldn’t help but ask what her advice would be for the new Spidey leading lady, Emma Stone, as well as her thoughts on Sony moving on with the franchise without Raimi and Maguire.
“Get used to acting to nothing,” advised Dunst, laughing. “[There is] a lot of that. Swinging, and acting to nothing.”
With the upcoming movie focusing on Peter Parker’s relationship with his first love, Gwen Stacy, is Dunst sad that MJ won’t be a part of the new film?
“No. I mean, I think for all of us those three movies were so special in all or our lives and I think three is a good number to go out on,” she said.
And though I suppose she’s right, I’m probably not alone in wondering if “Spider-Man 3” was the right film to end Raimi’s “Spider-Man” story.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of things to be excited about with the reboot, and most of them have to do with the ever-growing cast: Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as an unnamed villain who may or may not be The Lizard, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, and Sally Field as Aunt May. There’s also Denis Leary, who was recently added to the roster in the role of Gwen’s dad, George Stacy
What do you think of Dunst’s advice? Are you happy or sad you won’t be seeing her as MJ? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!