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Read between the lines and I think you can sense that Kirsten Dunst is not the least bit pleased that they’re rebooting the “Spider-Man” franchise a scant, what, decade after she, Tobey Maguire, and Sam Raimi started it with the first one? After all, hasn’t it only been three years since they did the last one? Now the studio is rebooting it with an all-new cast, returning the characters to their high school roots (something that only took up the first act of the first movie), and no one from the original has been even offered a chance to come back even if they wanted to. That’s gotta be like getting slapped in the face, especially after all the years you put into it.
Speaking to Hero Complex while out promoting a movie that no one will see called something or rather, Dunst gave some thoughts about the impending reboot. On not coming back for a fourth time:
I mean, everyone was coming back, and they were casting a villain, 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.’
On the new cast of Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy):
They have a lot to live up to. 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.
Honestly, I don’t know what she’s talking about. Is there really all that much pressure on Marc Webb’s Spidey reboot? After Raimi’s bloated, meandering, repetitive third movie, I’m not sure there’s a whole lot of places the franchise can go but up.
Oh well, Kirsten. We’ll always have the rain-soaked kiss.