Kirsten Dunst, known for her role as Mary Jane Watson (MJ) in the original “Spider-Man” trilogy, has expressed her willingness to return to the character in a future Marvel project. Fans were delighted to see Dunst’s recent Instagram post featuring a Spider-Man-themed caption, prompting them to express their fondness for her portrayal of MJ in the comments.
In an interview with Variety, Dunst stated that she would be open to reprising the role of MJ, saying, “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.” This sentiment aligns with the trend of actors returning to iconic superhero roles, such as Michael Keaton in “The Flash” and Hugh Jackman’s potential return as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3.”
Dunst’s former co-star, Tobey Maguire, recently reprised his role as Spider-Man in “No Way Home,” and Dunst herself made a cameo appearance in archival footage for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” With the Marvel Cinematic Universe building up towards “Avengers: Secret Wars,” fans would undoubtedly be thrilled to see Dunst’s MJ make a brief appearance.
Even if her return to Marvel films does not materialize, Dunst is still thriving in her career. She continues to take on various acting projects, and her recent Instagram post highlighting her MJ character shows that she is still beloved fans.