Spider-Man's Kirsten Dunst Hasn't Watched No Way Home Yet

Kirsten Dunst recently admitted she has yet to see Spider-Man: No Way Home.

"I haven't. I'm sorry!" Dunst told People. "I know I have to. I know [Tobey Maguire's] in it and it's such a huge surprise and everyone's freaking out. I will. I'll eventually watch it. You know, I'll watch it with my son, because he's starting to get into Spider-Man stuff. There's, like, a little-kid version of Spider-Man that he watches, so maybe he'll watch it with me."

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Dunst, who portrayed MJ in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, also discussed what it feels like to be a part of the Spider-Man universe, noting, "It's such a cool legacy to be a part of, and to be the first one and be a Spider-Man fan."

"I feel like that's a really special thing because these fans have lived with these movies for so long and have grown up with it," she continued. "It's legacy things that feel really exciting. It's nice to be excited about something. All of us are dealing with so much right now."

Fans who've already seen No Way Home know the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man franchise finds Tom Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man coming face-to-face with alternate versions of himself played by Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Maguire and Garfield previously portrayed the webslinger in the Raimi trilogy and Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man films, respectively.

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Prior to No Way Home's release, Dunst shut down rumors that her version of MJ would appear in the film, saying at the time, "[They] can't put an old girl in there...I'm not in that movie, no [laughs]. I know there's rumors, right?... No, I'm the only one [not in it]." Dunst also predicted at the time that, if her MJ did return for a future Spider-Man film, she'd "be an old MJ at this point with little Spidey babies."

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has since revealed why they made the decision to not include Dunst's MJ and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy in No Way Home. "It was a big goal for all of us — Amy and Jon [Watts, the movie's director] and our writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers — that Peter Parker's senior year in high school didn't get lost amid the insanity that ensues thanks to his encounter with Doctor Strange," he explained. "That easily could have happened. And that's the reason there's not another 20 people in the movie."

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now in theaters.

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Source: People

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