With "The Amazing Spider-Man" setting new records and tearing up the box office, you might be wondering what the stars of the last "Spider-Man" trilogy are doing these days. Does Tobey Maguire regret hanging up his tights? Are he and Kirsten Dunst sitting in a darkened room, watching their old movies on DVD and eating buckets of ice cream to console themselves over missed opportunities?
Does one of them have a voodoo doll of Andrew Garfield's hair?
Well, actually, not so much, as the couple that shared that famous upside-down onscreen kiss in "Spider-Man" now share another milestone: They both got cast in brand new films today.
Looks like the post-"Spider-Man" life is treating Maguire and Dunst just fine, thanks very much.
First up is Maguire, who has a new story to tell, literally: According to Deadline, he'll act as the narrator for the upcoming drama "Labor Day," which co-stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Maguire's old "Spider-Man" nemesis himself, J.K. Simmons aka J. Jonah Jameson.
Not to be outdone, indieWire is reporting that Dunst has landed a movie of her own, namely "Two Faces of January." Based on the novel of the same name by "The Talented Mr. Ripley" author Patricia Highsmith, "Two Faces of January" tells the story of a lady (Dunst) whose con-artist husband (Viggo Mortensen!) kills a cop and has to go on the lam.
Looks like for these two, the superhero life does have a happily ending after all.