Dunst is "In" for More 'Spider-Man' in a Completely Unofficial Capacity

September 30, 2008

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For nearly a month, Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire have had their arms stretched to a center point, their hands overlapping, their eyes expectedly affixed on co-star Kirsten Dunst. Would she pile her hand into the center, say "I'm in" for a couple more Spider-Man movies, then do that thing where everyone in the hand-pile throws their hands up and cheers? She totally did, dudes! From MTV:

“I’m in,” said [Dunst] matter of factly.

Yessss! The old gang is back! Except that she quickly backtracked:

However, when pressed to make the announcement official, Dunst quickly changed her tone, and rather cryptically added, “I’m not saying anything, I know there’s rumors…”

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if they pulled a Katie Holmes-to-Maggie Gyllenhaal-style switch and replaced Dunst with someone else. While I'm not necessarily that opposed to her, she's clearly the most useless, easily-replaceable member of the cast, and someone else could be filling the role just as well if not better. If Spider-Man were a car, and you took it in one morning to get your Kirsten Dunst replaced, the mechanic would have it done by your lunch break. "Yeah, you were right about that noise: it was your Dunst. So I yanked 'er out, threw a Michelle Williams in there. Should be fine."

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