Will Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone return in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’?

I mean, at this point, why not?

words by: Alee Kwong
Dec 16, 2021

Marvel has wasted no time with their new phase in the MCU, and Kirsten Dunst says she would reprise her role as Mary Jane Watson in future Spider-Man films. Dunst first played Mary Jane in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002, before returning for Spider-Man 2 in 2004 and again for Spider-Man 3 in 2007. In the films, Mary Jane is the love interest of Peter Parker (played by Tobey Maguire).


Rumors of who could be making an appearance in this whirlwind of a film have been nonstop. Andrew Garfield has shut down speculation that he will be making an appearance in No Way Home. There was even an apparent on-set photo of him and Tobey Maguire reuniting for the upcoming installment, but he assured fans it was “a Photoshop.” As for Emma Stone, in regards to the rumors of her appearance, she simply replied — “I have heard those rumors. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say anything, but I’m not [involved].”



Now, 14 years after Dunst first played the role, she told Variety it ‘would be fun’ to return as Mary Jane in a Spider-Man film. She jokes that if she does return, it would be as an older version of Mary Jane, perhaps even with Spider-Man’s children. Dunst seems to be more than onboard for a future appearance explaining, “I would do it. Why not? That would be fun. I would never say no to something like that. I’d be old MJ at this point with little Spidey babies.”


Dunst was initially very critical of the MCU’s reboot back in 2017. However, her interest in returning to the character since Sam Raimi’s iteration of Spider-Man might suggest that she’s seen the franchise’s success and has come around to revisiting a series that has continued to be relevant to audiences spanning decades.


In other entertainment news, Eternals did surprisingly well at the box office.


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