Spider-Man: No Way Home has been filled with theories and rumors that it’s hard to know what is real anymore. It especially got heated when it seemed like actors from previous Spider-Man films were making a comeback. Early rumors included not just the main stars Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, but also some of their supporting cast like Kirsten Dunst‘s Mary Jane.
In an interview with Total Film, she had openly denied being involved with the film. She also highlighted that she doesn’t actively watch superhero movies, including the latest renditions from Marvel Studios and Sony. So, she didn’t seem to show any active interest in these projects. Yet, in a new interview with Variety, she suddenly changed her tune and seemed open to reprising the role of MJ in a Spider-Man project during a screening at AFI Fest.
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.
Why would this be a curious way to discuss the film? Well, Andrew Garfield did something similar some time ago. At first, he outright denied his involvement with the project only to suddenly leave the door open about potentially returning to the franchise. So, as they continue to get asked about the film, they tend to backtrack from their definite denial.
It’s also not uncommon for actors involved with these projects to openly deny any involvement. Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, and even recently Tatiana Maslany proclaimed their castings as nothing but rumors, which Dunst also openly did in the interview with Total Film. With the confirmed return of Alfred Molina, it’s still quite the possibility and the upcoming release will give us our definite answer.
Source: Total Film, Variety