It can’t be easy for actors to find out a decades worth of work is being swept aside, but that is what’s happening with the Spider-Man trilogy. Of course it won’t be completely forgotten, but Sony pulled the rug from under Spider-Man 4 which was months away from filming, and instead decided to start anew.
After the announcement Kirsten Dunst, who was preparing herself for another turn as Mary Jane, said it was “sad to see it end”, and now the actress has given more of her thoughts on the reboot, saying the new guys are “in a funny position”.
From Hero Complex:
“I mean, everyone was coming back, and they were casting a villain,” the 28-year-old said, “I knew it wasn’t ready to go, but I knew they were working on it. And they decided not to, so — you know what, it was only sad because we didn’t know the last one was going to be our last. So we didn’t have that extra little ‘This is the last time, guys.’ We didn’t get to have that grieving. It was a little like, ‘Oh, we’re not doing it, bummer.’”
“They have a lot to live up to,” Dunst said. “I do really like Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. I know that Emma’s playing Gwen Stacy, but I wonder what story they’re gonna tell, because it wasn’t that long ago — we’re not, like, old people. That’s why I’d be nervous. They’re gonna tell the story, I guess, from the beginning again — but in a different way. But it wasn’t that long ago that we told that story. So the pressure’s on again a little bit in that way. Yeah, they’re in a funny position. But, hey, I’m sure they’re gonna work it out.”
I suppose Dunst is right in a way. If the reboot fails to make more than $783 million worldwide (the lowest the trilogy made with Spider-Man 2) it will have failed to live up to the previous trilogy box office-wise. The quality of the new movie will be a bit more subjective, but Raimi didn’t make bad films despite Spider-Man 3 being a disappointment.
Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will begin filming in 2 weeks time, and i’m sure all Spider-Man fans hope they deliver.