Spider-Man: No Way Home star Andrew Garfield has commented on the scrapped return of Emma Stone and Kirsten Dunst.
Spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
One of the biggest cinematic treats of the year was seeing Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield return as their respective Peter Parkers in Spider-Man: No Way Home. While the trio of Spider-Men swinging was quite a sight to behold, the glaring omission of their love interests was noted. An early version of the film saw Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy being brought into the fold, though those plans were ultimately scrapped.
In a recent interview with Variety, Andrew Garfield candidly discussed his return as Spider-Man for the Tom Holland threequel. During his conversation with the outlet, the topic of Emma Stone and Kirsten Dunst’s characters came up. The star was asked what he would have liked to have seen for his Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.
“Oh my god, I don’t even know where to start with that. It’s too big. Gwen had agency. In our film, on her final day, she shows up. I tried to restrain her from showing up to that scene with Electro [Jamie Foxx]. I knew that it was too dangerous, but she chose to be there. She had a hand in her own destiny in that way, and the movie is about fate. I will say the image of my catching [Zendaya’s] MJ — that was really beautiful and it kind of sold me on the whole thing.”
Prior to the film’s release, Emma Stone denied her return as Gwen Stacy. Though many believed she was playing coy, like Andrew Garfield, the star’s denials clearly rang true. As for Kirsten Dunst’s return as Mary Jane Watson? Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker mentions in Spider-Man: No Way Home that things are difficult with his Mary Jane but that they make it work despite all the odds stacked against them. With the future of both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Men open, one can imagine that there’s room for Emma Stone and Kirsten Dunst in the ever-expanding multiverse.
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is umasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Marvel’s latest stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, and Willem Dafoe.
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