The actress starred in a “Spider-Man” trilogy opposite Tobey Maguire in the early aughts and recently spoke out about her distaste for the reboots of the franchise.
And, truly, who can blame her? She was a fantastic Mary Jane Watson.
In the July issue of UK’s Marie Claire, the star of the upcoming remake “The Beguiled” said the “Spider-Man” franchise she starred in was the “best.”
When asked for her opinion on the Spider-Man reboot, she was also pretty unequivocal. ‘We made the best ones, so who cares? I’m like, “You make it all you want.” They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious. You know what I mean?’
Dunst likely isn’t wrong about studios “milking that cow.”
Maguire and Dunst’s “Spider-Man” brought in a whopping $821.7 million worldwide and 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, earned $757.9 million. That’s not exactly chump change.
Dunst also told Variety in a recent interview that she’d “rather be in the first ones than the new ones,” which we’re not sure we totally agree with considering the the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” includes the likes of Tom Holland, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton and Donald Glover.
Regardless, Dunst’s latest film has her kissing Colin Farrell, which sounds fine to us.
So, yeah, let the “Spider-Man” reboots do their thing, Kirsten. You’re doing OK without them.