Dunst Says <i>Spider-Man</i> Reboot Has 'A Lot To Live Up To'

Kirsten Dunst is done with Spider-Man, but she's still slinging webs in the franchise's general direction. The Los Angeles Times interviewed the former Mary Jane Watson recently, asking her about her thoughts on the forthcoming reboot starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy — and according to Dunst, these actors should be a little bit nervous.

“They have a lot to live up to,” she surmised. “I do really like Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. I know that Emma’s playing Gwen Stacy, but I wonder what story they’re gonna tell, because it wasn’t that long ago — we’re not, like, old people. That’s why I’d be nervous. They’re gonna tell the story, I guess, from the beginning again — but in a different way. But it wasn’t that long ago that we told that story. So the pressure’s on again a little bit in that way. Yeah, they’re in a funny position. But, hey, I’m sure they’re gonna work it out.”

As for her own days in the Spider-Man series, Dunst said that she's disappointed over the cancellation of Sam Raimi's fourth film, only in the sense that she and her fellow cast and crew members were unable to properly mourn the end of their era.

“I mean, everyone was coming back, and they were casting a villain,” said Dunst. “I knew it wasn’t ready to go, but I knew they were working on it. And they decided not to, so — you know what, it was only sad because we didn’t know the last one was going to be our last. So we didn’t have that extra little ‘This is the last time, guys.’ We didn’t get to have that grieving. It was a little like, ‘Oh, we’re not doing it, bummer.’”

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