Kirsten Dunst Unlikely to Return in Spider-Man Sequels
by Alex Billington
October 16, 2006
SlashFilm reported that Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst, known as Mary Jane Watson in the movies, will likely not return for Spider-Man sequels if there are any more to be made. She stated in a recent interview that she is pursuing art school and taking a break from movies.
"Right now I want to go to art school. It's important to do other things," Dunst told Evening Echo. "I'm not the type of actress who likes to do movie after movie after movie. It doesn't feel like you have much of a life. You're just taking on a new identity in a way."
The actress would like to follow in the footsteps of her mother, who used to own her own art gallery.
Now, I'm not one to start up internet rumors that fly around the world in a matter of minutes, but this leads me to believe that if they were to make another Spider-Man film in the next four years, she wouldn't be in it. Dunst and co-star Tobey Maguire have been quoted in previous interviews stating that they are not necessarily interested in continuing the franchise after their contract ends at the completion of Spider-Man 3. Especially with Dunst saying she is taking a break and likely to start four years of school, it's looking rather gloomy for a sequel to be made with her as Mary Jane. Will they instead kill her off in Spider-Man 3? We'll have to wait until May 2007 to find out!