It was announced that Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi would be back for Spider-Man 4 roughly around the same time, and ever since then there has been a ‘will she, won’t see’ scenario regarding whether Kirsten Dunst would be returning to play Mary Jane. Over the past few months and weeks Raimi has said in a number of interviews that he has spoken to her about it, however now producer Todd Black has confirmed that she will “definitely” be back.
– Kirsten Dunst is definitely on board. Last month, director Sam Raimi was quoted as saying he didn’t know if the actor was going to sign up to play Mary Jane again, but it appears that she has.
– Contrary to online rumors, it doesn’t look like the script will feature a wedding between Mary Jane and Peter Parker. Black had no knowledge of that subplot.
Mary Jane has been Peter Parker’s girl throughout the trilogy, and it wouldn’t feel right if she were to just disappear so I’m glad Dunst it back.
In other Spidey news Todd Black also says that Morbius the vampire will be not the villain, however he did give us a hint as to who it may be.
“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.”
Any ideas? I’d like to see Dylan Baker finally get a meaty role out of Dr. Curt Connors. In the past he’s just popped in and out when convenient to the plot, however next time I hope we get to see him become The Lizard. I wouldn’t mind seeing Black Cat either.