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Kirsten Dunst opens up on possibility of returning to Spider-Man as Mary Jane, read on

The actor played MJ opposite Tobey Maguire in the lead role in the Spider-Man franchise.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 14, 2021
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Kirsten Dunst is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming film, The Power of the Dog, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Her most memorable role is as Mary Jane Watson, which she played in the Spider-Man franchise about 14 years ago. During a recent interaction, Dunst revealed that she's willing to return to the realm of the web-slinger.

The actor told Variety at the TCL Chinese Theatre during the AFI Fest screening of The Power of the Dog that it's something she would do and no one could stop her. Dunst said that it would even be entertaining and something she would never say no to. 

The Jumanji actor quipped, "I'd be old MJ at this point with little Spidey babies."

Dunst made her Mary Jane début in Sam Rami's Spider-Man in 2002, starring Tobey Maguire in the lead role, followed by Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

After Dunst, Emma Stone and Zendaya played Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel's Spider-Man franchise. 

Meanwhile, in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland returns in the titular role. In the superhero flick, our friendly neighbourhood hero, Spider-Man, has been unmasked and is no longer able to distinguish between his everyday existence and the high stakes of being a superhero. 

When he seeks Doctor Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) assistance, the stakes rise even higher, forcing him to realise what it actually means to be Spider-Man.

The film, directed by Jon Watts, also features Jacob Batalon reprising his role as Ned Leeds, Parker's best friend.

The teaser trailer for the film was unveiled a few days back. Soon, the makers are likely to release a full-fledged trailer, much to the excitement of the fans.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is slated for release in theatres on December 17, 2021. 

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