Continuity sticklers can breathe a sigh of relief: in an interview with producer Todd Black, the New York Post has confirmed that Kirsten Dunst will continue to bring the Mary Jane character absolutely nothing more than the lines written in the script, with the actress returning to give at least one more hollow, angry/affectionate-alternating performance in Spider-Man 4.
Black also shot down rumors that Spider-Man 4 would take a cue from Twilight and feature Morbius the fluffy-haired vampire as the villain, explaining:
We're just coming up with who the villain's going to be now. We'll be shooting in New York again. Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it'll be a big part of New York.
The Post speculates the villain being referred to is probably either Kraven or, more likely, Kingpin, but I have another theory...
Come on. Spider-Man villain that's a big part of New York? It's got to be Statue of Liberty Venom, Spider-Man's physically largest and most historically-relevant nemesis. Unless that's too obvious, in which case it could be Empire State Carnage.