Last year while rumors swirled about who was in Spider-Man: No Way Home, stories began to circulate that both Emma Stone and Kirsten Dunst would also return as the love interests for the mega sequel. Emma Stone played Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man films, while Kristen Dunst played MJ in the Raimi films.
When asked, Kirsten Dunst went on record with TotalFilm to admit superhero films are just dumb and she doesn’t care about the reboots: “I haven’t seen any of them. I don’t watch superhero movies, though. I don’t watch anything like that; It’s just not my kind of movie. I can’t tell you the last time I saw one. I think I saw maybe Captain America with my friend in a theater, which was–what?—a long time ago when that first came out. I don’t watch them.” She has since changed her tune and has admitted to Entertainment Weekly she’d love to come back as an older MJ: “I wish they’d put me in another one. Like, old-girl Mary Jane — why not? I would do [another superhero movie]. Everybody else is!”
We at Knight Edge Media have learned that neither Emma Stone nor Kirsten Dunst is in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The scenes were cut from the script after COVID-19 complications arose to get both actresses scheduled. Emma Stone was also pregnant at the time during production. While MJ and Peter Parker could have eventually married in the Raimi films after Spider-Man 3. It’s unknown how Gwen Stacy would have returned due to her demise in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She may come back as an alternate (variant) version of Gwen Stacy like Spider-Gwen in the comics. It is rumored that Kevin Feige would like to fit them into a future project, just unknown which. It should be noted that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is having six weeks of reshoots through the end of the year with director Sam Raimi.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is out in theaters this week