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Does Mary Jane Watson have a death wish' Dunst thinks so!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a bit from an Australian junket interview promoting SPIDER-MAN 2. Kirsten Dunst was interviewed and dropped a few bombs about her feelings on where the character should go and what her fate in the series is after SPIDER-MAN 3. I pulled out the below segment of Paul Fischer's story that directly relates. To read the whole thing, which I recommend, click here!!!

"The next one will be it. I'm only contracted to 3 and don't see myself signing for a 4th or a 5th," says Dunst, emphatically. Asked if she would love to see her Mary Jane character killed off in Spider-Man 3, Dunst laughs. "It would actually be really interesting if SPIDER-MAN died. Why doesn't the superhero ever die? I think if Mary Jane was alone, pregnant and he died, she could give birth to a spider baby and carry on the series with another young boy or something like that. I doubt Tobey Maguire would come back for a 4th or a 5th either."

Well, that kinda pisses me off just a tad. I haven't been totally sold on Dunsts as MJ, although she won herself a little headway with the perfect delivery of "Go get 'em, Tiger" in SPIDER-MAN 2. I always thought she'd be perfect as Gwen Stacy and now that she's jumping ship it would have been perfect to end it with her death, especially if they bring back Green Goblin which it seems they're keen on doing judging by the "discovery" scene with Harry Osborne.

If they do something stupid like kill off MJ or that retarded idea she had about killing SPIDER-MAN, just watch the crowd turn from adoring to blood-thirsty. Dunst may not have read the comics, but there are a whole lotta Spidey comic lovin' motherfuckers out there. If the stars want to jump ship after the next movie, then hire others. I'm sure the THAT '70s SHOW chick wouldn't mind taking a stab at MJ... Sigh... Sorry for the grumpy rumblings. I might be overreacting to her statements. Nothing is official, keep that in mind. There's not even a script for the Third film, yet, so just take this as one actress' musings.





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  • July 15, 2004, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Dumb Dunst.

    by Battousai

    What is she planning to star in Mona Lisa Smile 2 or something?

  • July 15, 2004, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Just one actress' musings...

    by alfiemoon

    ...Exactly. She's just trying to say something interesting after a month-long junket, just trying to thwipp up some enthusiasm for the film and say something new. They can't kill off MJ, and here's why: If they'd have introduced Gwen Stacy and given her the series-defining death that she deserved at the hands of the Green Goblin (or Spidey?), then all well and good and they could have progressed to MJ in later films... but they were never going to do that. You see, Gwen doesn't exist in the Marvel Universe comic books any more, and if they're going to do tie-in comic and get readers onboard for their regualar titles, then they want a movie universe and a comics universe which are broadly similar. So, with a 21st century release of the film series, and Gwen having died way back in the 70s, we're not going to see her on celluloid... and by extension, we won't see her father and his equally important arc. It's filmmaking according to the accountants, and whilst it might piss off fanboys and lead to the franchise stagnating early, it's really the only smart marketing move for Marvel.

  • July 15, 2004, 4:51 a.m. CST

    No real surprise...

    by Talandir

    Dunst is fairly hot property. I wouldn't expect her to keep coming back to any role, even one as big as MJ. Same goes for Maguire and Raimi. Besides, do we really want to stretch out a film series beyond three? Film series aren't like comics. The need for fairly self-contained stories along with the aging factor make it nearly impossible to sustain quality in the long run. Remember the last 2 entries in both Superman and Batman? Let tem make the films as long as they really want to, but don't plead for them to bleed it dry. BTW, Laura Prepon would make a great MJ.

  • July 15, 2004, 4:52 a.m. CST

    They asked her opinion

    by NetSlut

    and they got it! If you ask someone to speculate what their character will do in the future and expect an on-the-spot answer, of course you're going to get dribble like this.

  • July 15, 2004, 4:55 a.m. CST

    I don't understand the haters...

    by Monkey Butler

    Jesus Christ, what the hell is wrong with you people? Spider-man 2 was something that I guess you guys don't understand - F.U.N. - That's right folks, people actually go to the movies to have fun and be entertained, they don't care that Dunst's portrayal is too much like Gwen Stacey (whoever the fuck that is) and not enough like Mary Jane Watson, or that Spidey shouldn't have organic webshooters - they just wanna sit in the dark for a couple of hours and have a good time. And as for these comments, it's just Dunst trying to liven up an interview she's done a billion times already. It's not set in stone. And I'm guessing (if Sony are smart) the third film will be the last - they'll introduce Venom (same way as in the cartoons) and Harry as the Hobgoblin (or whatever) - Harry will kill MJ while Spidey fights Venom - Spidey kicks both their arses, and goes on to fight another day (like at the end of the first one - you gotta do what you gotta do). And that'll be it.

  • July 15, 2004, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Thank God Claire Danes wasn't cast as MJ.

    by KID AB

    She would have been in the first one, put in an alright performance, stole some pregnant leading lady's long term hubby/boyfriend and called all comic book fans "cunts".

  • July 15, 2004, 4:58 a.m. CST

    "It would actually be really interesting if SPIDER-MAN died" - i

    by SalvatoreGravano

    And once such a decision was announced, it would probably result in a hilarious talkback here. And elsewhere.

  • July 15, 2004, 5 a.m. CST

    "Harry as the Hobgoblin"...?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Hmm, okay... but whom would Moriarty play in that case?

  • July 15, 2004, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Grow up Quint, you pathetic nerd.

    by Lord Ted

  • July 15, 2004, 5:15 a.m. CST

    I agree.

    by Darksider

    Spidey 3 should be Dunst's last. As well as Raimi's and Maguire's. Maybe get James Cameron to do Spidey 4 with all new everything. After all he was attached to it first.

  • July 15, 2004, 5:18 a.m. CST

    I agree with Monkey Butler...

    by alchemist

    They should just keep it to a trilogy and bow out while Maguire, Dunst and Raimi are still on board. The proposed 9 films sounds like it will slide into shitsville around the forth flick with everyone jumping ship after Spiderman 3. Would never happen, though.

  • ...she'll do more movies if the money is right. And it will be.

  • July 15, 2004, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Let's get real here...

    by Lazarus Long

    The downside of getting good, well-known actors to appear in comic movies is that, SURPRISE!, they won't want to be stuck in these roles indefinitely. While it might be seen as a great opportunity to appear in a franchise like one of these Marvel comics adaptions, any GOOD actor is going to want to explore new avenues. Peter Parker may be a cool 3-D character, but it gets old, let alone how old Mary Jane is going to be by part 3. I wouldn't fault Dunst or Maguire for getting the fuck out by that point. Unfortunately, the studio mentality (and the public's as well, perhaps) is to keep milking something until it gets lame. In my opinion, I think they should let it rest after 3 films, then come back in 10 years and start it up again with someone else. Same goes for X-Men, Batman, Superman, or whatever else they're working on. There's just no way you can keep something fresh for longer than that. Even fans of the Star Wars prequels (of which I include myself) would admit that the movies would have suffered without the decade and a half break. There needs to be a time of reflection and regrouping in order to breathe new life into something (Batman Begins, e.g.). Spider-Man 4 is going to suck donkey balls no matter who's in it, or directs it, if it comes out 2010 or earlier...

  • July 15, 2004, 6:05 a.m. CST

    MJ has a beer, and cheats on Peter

    by mbaker

    That was the stupidist thing Dunst has ever said. I could understand her not liking comic books, (She even admits that.) but she should at least show some respect for the fans. Her silly comments only reinforce the stereotype that women don't read comics, and would never be caught dead with a comic fan. (It's no wonder why we never get laied.) It starting to become more, and more clear that Kirsten Dunst is just another arrogant Hollywood starlet with no class what so ever.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:12 a.m. CST

    franchise and comics tie-in? not likely

    by krylite

    Teens and young adults don't read comics anymore. They just watch movies and mtv. Tie-ins to comics and other media have failed. ex: Matrix Reloaded. I think the future success of SpiderMan solely depends on Raimi's plans whatever they are. The movies have already ripped off a lot of angst stuff and drama arcs from Superman I and II. Dunst will be an idiot if she doesn't milk the franchise for 1 or more sequels. The franchise made her and she was lucky enough to be in it, other than doing more cheerleading movies. The success of SM is due to Raimi's fresh directing period.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:20 a.m. CST

    For the love of God, Kirsten...think of the fans!

    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    Is Kirsten high???? I think she needs to call up Kim Basinger and Michael Keaton and talk to them about superhero sequels. Because both Kim and Mikey wake up every morning in a cold sweat screaming HOLY FUCK!! WHY THE HELL DIDN

  • July 15, 2004, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Let her go then...

    by Mr.F.N.Sunshine

    she never fit that part very well anyway. Just recast MJ and kick yourself Raimi for not making her Gwen Stacy to begin with. Laura Prepon was a good suggestion but I think she's about a foot taller than Tobey. Lindsay Lohan is a better choice in my opinion. She not only looks the part but she's a pretty good young actress as well. You hear me Lohan's agent! Start making your pitch!

  • July 15, 2004, 6:34 a.m. CST

    I Wouldn't Mind

    by drew mcweeny

    I think it might be sort of great if they killed off MJ, as long as they introduced Gwen Stacy immediately after. Inverting comic continuity like that might be fun. If they're going to do it, they should go all the way and kill MJ with the infamous fall and snap. Film audiences who don't know their comic history would never recover, and fans would certainly enjoy seeing that moment realized, even if it wasn't the same girl on the unfortunate end of the web.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Not a fan of Dunst

    by Cerebud

    You're right about her delivery of that one line in Spidey 2, but I'm not a big fan of hers. They could have gone with, like, a million other actresses and I would've been as happy or happier than what I've seen from Dunst. Spidey movies totally rock as the best geek films of all time.

  • July 15, 2004, 7:12 a.m. CST

    CHUD had this story a MONTH ago

    by blondeman

    FROM CHUD...... "Q: Do you want to see her killed off or what you rather see someone else take on the role? Kirsten: It would actually be really interesting if Spider-Man died I think. Why doesn

  • July 15, 2004, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Danes and Dunst

    by Roboteer

    Not sure why the Danes cheap shot. Only mistake she made was hooking up with another immature commitment-phobe like Crudup who ran as fast as he could away from parenthood. Hardly being "stolen away". And he wasn't Parker's "hubby". That was HER mistake.......... I think Dunst's leaving will help the SM franchise by giving it some new blood (maybe in more ways than one). Sometimes the book just can't be adhered to. It'll survive. And covering the same ground over and over would lose audience big time. (Why Goblin2 could be a mistake). Give KD credit in her comment to at least thinking outside the box. As an actress, though talented, there's something a little off or missing in her roles. Maybe a little too workman-like or lacking in poignancy. Her only standout performance: crazy/beautiful. There was improvement in SM2 though...... Despite the latter's higher profile, Danes is a better actress than Dunst and proved she could do an action role in T3. She would have shined in the more character oriented SM's. She'd be a great choice in the future, though her long term commitment to the project would also be in question....... Laura Prepon? That's a joke right? Seriously, who else could be the next Peter Parker love match?

  • July 15, 2004, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Dunst may be onto something...

    by TheFastTheFurion

    There's something to be said for controversial plot decisions, whether good or bad. I personally would love to see Spider-Man die, just because we're never shocked or surprised by movies anymore. Sure, for the sake of the comic book and the future of the franchise, it would never happen, but I just think that'd be an interesting end to this trilogy. At best it leaves the audience with reverance for the series, and at worse, it'll kick some studio execs in the balls and get them to start living a little with their properties.

  • July 15, 2004, 7:43 a.m. CST

    What happened to Dunst? In the first installment she was an aver

    by Lord_Soth

    As for the deaths: it would be nice to have a totally new opponent in the third (without comic-roots), like Hulk Hogan or something, who kills the whole Parker family and destroys the entire town, then commits suicide, so no more stupid superheros!

  • July 15, 2004, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Calm down, Quint

    by ChickenDelicious

    This is obviously just Kirsten talking out of her ass. As if her opinion has any bearing on which way the series goes...

  • July 15, 2004, 7:50 a.m. CST

    strategy

    by stvnhthr

    Folks it is all contract negotiation standard practice to leak to the press the intent not to return to a franchise. "And Toby probably won't do a 4th and 5th either." Read between the lines, the two main stars are asking for a higher contract with more options on a two picture deal.

  • July 15, 2004, 7:58 a.m. CST

    'The Death Of Spiderman'... was THE greatest issue of the comic

    by workshed

    ...After watching Spiderman 2 I turned to my wife and said 'They should make 'Death Of Spiderman' the basis for the 3rd (or 4th)movie. Now Clare Danes would make a great Gwen Stacy.

  • July 15, 2004, 8 a.m. CST

    About Spidey Dieing...

    by TheFastTheFurion

    It just seems that movies never surprise anymore. Books do, hell, even certain games do (Aeris anyone?), but for some reason films always play it safe. When was the last time you were truly surprised by a movie? For some reason the execs won't take the gutsy dives that other mediums will. Safe movies = zero tension, suspense, the things going to the flicks is all about. Kill off a superhero here and there, and maybe the next time Indy is thrown into a pit of snakes, the audience might think: "Hell, if they killed Spidey..."

  • July 15, 2004, 8 a.m. CST

    OH THE HORROR!

    by docmem

    A young, successful actress with her entire career ahead of her ONLY wants to do THREE FILMS of a franchise! The nerve! The idea! Let loose the massively obese, acne-scarred attack dogs! Seriously, WTF? Since when does Dunst (or any other actor involved in this or any other film) owe anyone a lifetime committment to just one role? Spiderman 1 started production in early 2001. The third movie will probably not be relased until summer 2006. In case you've forgotten basic arithmatic, that's FIVE YEARS of playing the same role. Dunst and Macguire think that's enough? NO SHIT. GOOD FOR THEM.

  • July 15, 2004, 8:24 a.m. CST

    I like Dunst!

    by 28daysearlier

    Her nipples were the best thing in SM1!!!

  • July 15, 2004, 8:36 a.m. CST

    MJ's "Tiger" quote

    by sabrefox

    I've never been convinced that Dunst *was* MJ until she delivered that line in Spider-Man 2. At that exact moment, everything clicked just right. The delivery of it was perfect. I thought it was just me, but after seeing several comments about it on this board, I guess the experience was the same for other people as well.

  • July 15, 2004, 8:47 a.m. CST

    the Spiderman series has proven retarded...

    by SirBiatchReturns

    and that "go get em tiger" line was one of the lamest lines i've ever seen in cinema. its sad that many of u can't see such dreck. actually, Dunst's idea of Spiderman being killed is a good idea. why can't we do something different for a f**king change? have Spiderman go out in a blaze of glory, but she's pregnant? that would be the perfect way to elongate the series. u can choose a new spidey, he could even have upgraded powers or slightly tweaked powers, and u get the last hero worship when Spidey dies. that is what is called "THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX A LITTLE", something that Hollywood and many of u dumbass comic book geeks should try. other than that, S2 was a toilet mess. worse than S1, which was somehow watchable. wow, will i never forget how disappointed i was!

  • July 15, 2004, 8:57 a.m. CST

    and after reading most of the talkbacks on here, i'm saddened ev

    by SirBiatchReturns

    so many of u are so lame. u have been conditioned to be the perfect consumer - u can't think for urself. u just want to be fed the same shit u've been conditioned to adore. truly sad. hopefully one day u'll wake up.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan as Marry Jane

    by mbaker

    "Face it, Brother, you just hit the jackpot! "

  • July 15, 2004, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Has That Idiot EVER Read A Spider-man Comic Book?

    by CHEWBLACCA

    Damn, her name ought to be Kirstin Dunce.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Gwen Stacey?

    by Gilkuliehe

  • July 15, 2004, 9:09 a.m. CST

    They should end the series after III anyway.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Seriously, when's the last time a fourth sequel in a series was any good? Exactly. sk

  • July 15, 2004, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I agree with Elisha Cuthbert as MJ...

    by Homer Jay

    Although I always thought she'd make a great Black Cat, dye her hair and Elisha Cuthbert IS Mary Jane. She appears tougher and much more sultry than Dunst, and although I'd bang Dunst in a second, Cuthbert is way sexier while still posessing a girl-next-door quality.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Alicia Witt would have been so much better.

    by I Dunno

    Sigh.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Uhm, Quint, I sorta said exactly the same thing on one of the ot

    by mortsleam

    Namely, that Laura Prepon should take over for Mary Jane, Jake Gyllenhaal for Peter, and Richard Kelly should direct. Bring in Electro, Mysterio (Bruce Campbell), Sandman and Vulture and end the sixth movie with the Sinister Six. Someone get me a job at Sony.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Wait till they show her the green.

    by MillDaKill

    Its not like Dunst is some kind of art actress. As soon as they show the moneys she will jump on, and you can take that to the bank.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I really HATE actors who don't appreciate the source material!

    by Rapmaster C

    Kill Spiderman? KILL HIM? Yeah, that'd be great - oh no, wait that would destroy the whole thing. She may not be a fan of the comics, but even she should know that one of the fundamental aspects of Spiderman is that HE LIVES, and continues living for a long time. They'll just get new actors to take Tobey and Dunst's roles - the series is very successful, and won't stop at Spiderman 3. At least, I hope not.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by IAmLegolas

    Most of us agree that she's not the greatest choice for Mary Jane anyway, and she's been saying a lot of dumb stuff in interviews lately (paraphrasing): (On a Spider-Man 3 & 4) : "Don't you think the series has run it's course?" --- I hope she isn't around for the later installments for Spider-Man, but by then we might have bigger problems to deal with anyway, Raimi won't be onboard as I'm sure a lot of other people who've been making these fantastic films. I hope and pray the film series doesn't degenerate to straight-to-video garbage, it would be nice for a series of movie to improve as the series goes on. 'nuff said!

  • July 15, 2004, 10 a.m. CST

    If she and Tobey quit the series is done!

    by screenplaywriter

    Plain and simple. I mean her "WIMBLEDOM" movie doesn't look like something that's going to put her on the map, or make her multi-successful as this franchise has. She probably saying she wants to quit, mainly because, she probably wants the coveted spin-off movie "MARY JANE" based on the soap-opery-shit-indulgent-teen-drama-comic-book, but come on Dunst! You're perfect for MJ you need to stay at it for 4 more movies. Also, one final thought Lindsey Lohan is one FINE piece of ass, but I don't think I could see her as Mary Jane, because where there is Lindsey, there is Hilary Duff waiting in the black latex bodysuit and white hair----Black Cat anyone? I mean sure they both are sexy and big-rising stars, but Tobey kissing them or something else would be kind of like screwing your friend's younger sister.

  • July 15, 2004, 10:06 a.m. CST

    More Than 3 Movies Is Just Asking For Trouble...

    by Hokeybutt

    Marvel/Columbia should consider themselves lucky to get a 3rd movie from this franchise and not have it suck. I mean, seriously, how are they going to top Spidey 2? This should have been the last movie (maybe had a Lizard or Vulture movie as #2)... and ended with Spidey swinging into the wedding ceremony, grabbing MJ and taking off with her... with JJJ screaming for his blood. Then there would be no need to make a Spiderman movie ever again. This movie hit all the right notes and there is no way a 3rd is going to improve on the series. After #3 comes out no one is going to give a shit about #4 except as a means of selling more merchandise.

  • July 15, 2004, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Thank God

    by zer0cool2k2

    Thank god there was a decade and a half break between the Original Trilogy and the Star Wars prequels, otherwise the quality might have suffered! Hee Hee..... Now, I definitely agree with you that Dunst would have been better as Gwen, (and if you don't know who Gwen Stacy is, READ A BOOK), I also agree that her death was so long ago that marketing made MJ the obvious choice.(Although Gwen is in the Ultimates line) Of course, if you're continuity obsessed, in the comics, Peter did meet MJ long before Gwen, and dated Betty Brant before either of them. If Dunst really wants to leave, I see her death being shrouded in mystery, opening the door for Gwen Stacy (Rachel McAdams, Kiera Knightley...?) who would end up getting dropped off a bridge in time for Dunst to return to the series or for another actress to replace her as Mary Jane(?) Lohan ought to be old enough for the role by then.

  • July 15, 2004, 10:21 a.m. CST

    To much money in it, they will reprise

    by starwarsfiend

    Lots of money there that i bet Tobey will come back. If there is no tobey i dont see a need for dunst. if your gonna cast a whole new spidey might as well cast a whole new.....cast.

  • July 15, 2004, 10:29 a.m. CST

    She's a model/actress. She can just leave the country or someth

    by Darksider

    Go on the runways or do movies or some shit. That would give Peter time to be Spidey and maybe introduce a new love interest like Felicia Hardy or Gwen Stacy or Betty Brant. The killing off is too drastic and a bit pedestrian. There are a lot of things that could be done.

  • July 15, 2004, 10:31 a.m. CST

    UMM...HELLO

    by MANUEL HUNG

    THERE CAN BE NO VENOM WITHOUT A BLACK-SPIDEY-SECRET WARS-I CAN'T BELIEVE I STILL REMEMBER THIS SHIT-SPACE SUIT, SO VENOM IS OUT LIKE TRUCKER HATS!

  • July 15, 2004, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I know the perfect MJ!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Kingdaddy

    Harry could play the new MJ. Just think of him standing in the rain in a little pink dress...nipples erect...(vomited on keyboard and passed out)

  • July 15, 2004, 10:51 a.m. CST

    And that is why Dunst doesn't write scripts...

    by Shigeru

    But she was fucking awesome in Drop Dead Gorgeous. And another thing: Harry Osbourne IS NOT the Hobgoblin...he is simply GREEN GOBLIN II PEOPLE! Hobgoblin is some other dude. End it at 3 movies or the rest will eventually go straight to video because they don't have the cast/director/budget...

  • July 15, 2004, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Wow! Dunst said "Tiger" in a sentence.

    by BLADE

    Give her a fucking academy award!

  • July 15, 2004, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Dunst as MJ

    by NemoJudex

    I think she's perfect, because she's not the perfect looking girl. Hell, I'd jump at the chance, as would most Peter Parker types. If you had a Knightley or a Portman playing MJ, how believable would romance with Parker be? Yes, Tobey Maguire is probably a good looking bloke, but Peter Parker is a geek! And he's great for it. Dunst works so well, because she isn't unattainable, whislt still being pretty damn fine! As for the franchise, my simple answer would be: As long as Raimi is happy doing it, I'm happy watching it. So long as it doesn't get in the way of another Ash appearance....;)

  • July 15, 2004, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Don't Kill MJ, but make her suffer, really really BAD

    by Rcamacho2278

    I say raimi should have fun with the next one. Forget about story, you did all that with the second one, now like any good trilogy, focus on no holds barred action. make a straight up fatal 4 way with the green goblin , the Lizard, Maybe Mysterio, maybe shocker, maybe hob goblin. maybe ALL of them! then let them go AT it. fuck it make the most awesome spectacle of a movie!!!!

  • July 15, 2004, 11:11 a.m. CST

    spider man 2 is the best movie of this kind you will ever get

    by gunnarcannibal

    so love it or kill yourself... venom rules

  • July 15, 2004, 11:17 a.m. CST

    If Dunst Could Keep Her F-ing Eyes Open!!!

    by Huffy_Henry

    Seriously. They were half-closed in every goddamned scene. And don't go forgiving her for her weak-ass performances just because she managed to squeak out 3.5 decently acted words in TWO movies in which she was a central character. The anorexic Russian girl had more charisma the second she appeared on screen than ol' snaggletooth ever has in her adult acting career.

  • July 15, 2004, 11:22 a.m. CST

    That 70's Show chick is an ugly amazon

    by the_pissboy1

    She'd loom over Maguire. It's be like sasquatch with a damned ewok.

  • July 15, 2004, 11:23 a.m. CST

    can you blame dunst?

    by the_pissboy1

    You guys forget, that's a crap role. The second one was decent but come on they became actors to do INTERESTING roles, not play some flighty girl who is in love with a superhero. I'm shocked that either would be willing to do a third film...

  • July 15, 2004, 11:24 a.m. CST

    who cares what she says

    by the beef

    first of all, yes it would certainly be interesting to see them kill off a super-hero, but it's never going to happen, at least not with this franchise. Killing off a blockbuster character such as this would be financial suicide, they are going to milk Spider-Man dry. And, yes i agree with all of you who said that Kirsten was strictly talking out of her ass to liven up an interview that she's been doing for not just this year but every interview she's probably done since SM1. and no, kirsten wouldn't stay for loads of cash because it isn't going to be offered to her for the simple fact that she, with no disrespect to her because i think she does a fine job as MJ, but she is the most easily replaceable personality of the main cast. and more power to her for not wanting to be typecasted as a certain character even if it is MJ. The people who are comfortable playing the exact same character work in television, not film.

  • July 15, 2004, 11:35 a.m. CST

    KIRSTEN DUNST IS NOT MARY JANE

    by bushsux

    I'm glad she'll be gone after the next movie. The first two movies were entertaining but she almost ruined it for me. She just isn't pretty enough to play Mary Jane. In the comics, MJ is supposed to be a hot mamasita. Kirsten Dunst just doesn't do it for me. I know she's a talented actress but she lacks charisma and is annoying. They should never have skipped the Gwen Stacy storyline from the comics.

  • July 15, 2004, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Relax people, she's just an actress

    by coop

    What she says has as much sway as what you say. She obviously doesn't read comics but Sam Raimi does and he is making the decisions. Even if he doesn't direct after 3, he'll produce and since he loves the comics he'll make sure it's done right. Everyone take a breath.

  • July 15, 2004, 11:57 a.m. CST

    R.C.: Straight out of GQ, U.K., Jessica Simpson is Dazzler in X

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    I figured I'd share the news since I don't see it on this website yet. By the way, the perfect Mary Jane would have been either Lauren Prepon or Alicia Witt. Nuff Said!

  • July 15, 2004, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Alicia Witt as MJ

    by dmitrineilovich

    Yummy! And a real redhead to boot! No Revlon for her! Ahh, that walk down the hallway in Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise and Kurt Russell ogling her scruptious ass. Very small part, but pure bliss! I've had a serious jones for her ever since her nerdy clarinet playing character in Mr. Holland's Opus. Kirsten's nipples not withstanding, bring on Alicia!!! Peace out.... D

  • July 15, 2004, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Mary-Jane Watson

    by em38

    Two Words: Lindsay Lohan

  • July 15, 2004, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Linsay Lohan? Are you nuts?

    by mbaker

    She would never sign onto a comic based movie!! Have you seen what she has slated for the next few years?! "Fashionistas", "Gossip Girl" , "Dramarama"? They all sound like more of the same teen crap she's been churning out! (Can you say "typecasting"?) Lohan would never do a comic movie if someone payed to do it!

  • July 15, 2004, 12:21 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion on Cast for Spidey and MJ for flicks 4, 5, and 6

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Since Sony Pictures have already confirm that they plan to make 6 movies, it's safe to say they'll continue the franchise with the same tactics as the original Batman franchise. Hopefully with better results. As for casting suggestions, well here they are: The Director to steer the second half of the franchise would be Jonathan Frakes, Robert Rodriguez, Antoine Fuquia, Hype Williams, Brett Ratner, or Mimi (that woman who directed Deep Impact). For the dexterous, hilarious and couragous new Spidey I would cast Either Benjamin McKenzie or Adam Brody from the O.C. to portray Peter Parker/Spiderman. Mary Jane would be portrayed by Lauren Prepon, Anne Hatheway, an unknown, or Maria Sharapova (j/k) - Just to let you know, the next 3 in the series should be modeled after the darker, funnier, more recent MacFarlene inspired Spiderman, not the 60's Spidey. Keep it hip but solid. The one thing laking with the Spidey character is his own sense of humor. Sure there are some hysterical scenes featuring Spidey or Parker but where is Spiderman's wit, his quick assessment one-liners, his bravado. None are portrayed in Raimi's vision of the Wallcrawler.

  • July 15, 2004, 12:24 p.m. CST

    If there's no surprises in movies anymore...

    by tango fett

    Why the hell was it so controversial that they killed Neo in Matrix Revolutions?

  • July 15, 2004, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Uh...Talk About "Ain't It Stale News..." She Was Quoted As Sayin

    by hipcheck13

    ...Ms. Dunst has been saying this at the junkets since BEFORE the movie opened. Really, AICN...talk about stale news.

  • July 15, 2004, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Dunst should kiss the ground Raimi walks on

    by Eye_H8_U

    Raimi singlehandedly brought this lethargic bimbo to the forefront of the industry. This no-talent, lazy-eyed, ferret-toothed abomination is a poor excuse for the geourgous, vibrant redhead that is MJ supposed to be! How the hell she rose to the pinnacle of Hollywood is beyond me. She looks half-asleep on screen and slurs her speech in everything I've ever seen her in. The only movie she was decent in was "Interview" and that was because she was a kiddo and supposed to be creepy looking. And what is with that GRILL? You'd think with those six figure paychecks she could afford some dental work! She looks the kids from "The People Under the Stairs." All pale and sunken-eyed! Send this girl packing and bring on someone truly talented and enthusiastic about their work. GET THE FUCK BACK UNDER THE STAIRS DUNST!!!!

  • July 15, 2004, 12:55 p.m. CST

    As it seems, Dunst does'nt know anything about comic books and s

    by Robofag

    Superheroes NEVER die! This is a law of physics, man! Even if you attempt to kill the superhero just to make a change, he'll eventually come back, as the same person, but under the same or different form! Some guys tried that in the early '90s with Superman, and it got the whole comic book industry drown like Titanic! But Supes came back! But that was in a time comic books lost their credibility and the industry now was insfeested with subhumans retard heroes and lesbian samurai vampires from Hell.

  • July 15, 2004, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Napoleon Dynamite says: "Go get em' LIGER"

    by aceattorney

  • July 15, 2004, 1:06 p.m. CST

    a whole lotta Spidey-comic-lovin' motherfuckers out there

    by Hud

    Best battle cry I've ever heard! Stand up, Geek Nation!

  • July 15, 2004, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Lazarus Long, you're exactly right

    by Hud

    here, here.

  • July 15, 2004, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I'm a twelve year-old kid sneaking on my parents internet to act

    by mortsleam

    How fucked up is that?

  • July 15, 2004, 1:34 p.m. CST

    "and if you don't know who Gwen Stacy is, READ A BOOK"

    by Chet Hudson

    But I DO read books. That's why I don't have time for comics, man-child.

  • July 15, 2004, 1:36 p.m. CST

    All virgins in this Talk Back please raise your hands now. Thou

    by Damitol

    "Kirsten Dunst is NOT Mary Jane Watson!" You are right - she's a live actress playing a role. The only way they will ever find a Mary Jane Watson you will fully accept it to cut out pictures from the comics, glue them to popsicle sticks and have Frank Oz do some Muppet Magic with them. Also just use "talk balloons" as no actress will ever "speak" like MJ. Get a grip people. Here is the way it will play out. Sam, Toby and Kirsten will do one more film, creating one of the best film trilogies of all time. They will then move on to other projects just as most people look for other work after being in the same job for a number of years.

  • July 15, 2004, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Heeeeelarious spoof!!

    by dmitrineilovich

    Yahoo has this freakin' funny lego spidey/doc ock short on their website, and it looks like it was approved by Marvel(?!) Hell, I dunno, but it's brilliant, even without dialog. Or maybe it's brilliant BECAUSE there's no dialog. Hmmmmm.... Anyway, Peace out... D http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/spiderman2.html

  • July 15, 2004, 1:42 p.m. CST

    The series should never end

    by Blok Narpin

    I get mad when people say to end it after 3. Why? That's stupid. Go to 20. GO to 40. Don't stop. The comic has gone over 500 issues, and that is just AMAZING. There is also SPECTACULAR, WEB OF, SENSATIONAL, WEBSPINNERS, MARVEL TEAM UP, SPIDER-MAN, etc. The point is there are plenty of stories to be told. There are over 20 James Bond movies. SPIDER-MAN should be the same. Just keep going. Recast when you have to but keep going. Stoping after 3? How small minded. And who is Dunst to say MaGuire wouldn't do 4 or 5? Raimi said he'd stay as long as Sony would have him. I'm sure Raimi, a great script, and a big paycheck could convince MaGuire.

  • July 15, 2004, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Spidey should die

    by Mafu

    The major problem I've always had with comics is that the "heroes" (is there a difference between a hero and superhero?) are either indestructible, or preternaturally lucky. For me, the problem is that comics are not written for people with a strong sense of drama. That's cool in a general sense, I suppose, and I recognize that millions (possibly billions) of people dig comics, but I've never truly emjoyed comics for this reason. There's no true appreciation for character or the character's accomplishments because there's no true sense that the character can actually die. I completely agree with Dunst - I'd love to see SpiderMan die in the next movie. Not in the comic book "we'll bring him back in some far-fetched. convoluted way so our fans won't bitch and moan" kind of way, but something more appropriate. But that's just me.

  • July 15, 2004, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Who Cares?

    by dvdbob

    Spideman 2 was a bad movie!! Spiderman 3 will be even worse!!!

  • July 15, 2004, 1:55 p.m. CST

    ...it's called "negotiating" people...

    by OptimusPrimeTime

    Gee, you think when Kirsten signed on to to three movies, she thought they'd make this much money? And now that she's a fairly irreplacable part of the cast, she might want more of that money. Her only real negotiation option is to threaten a hold out. Same goes for Toby. (And if she really does want out, so much so that a bigger payday wouldn't convince her...MJ can move to LA, kinda like she did in the comics.)

  • July 15, 2004, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Now that MJ hooked up with Peter, I hope she likes being tied up

    by Durendal

    ...cuz I got a feeling that it's gonna be happening a lot.

  • July 15, 2004, 2:05 p.m. CST

    JESUS RUTTIN' CHRIST!

    by Johnny Smith

    Why does every frelling moron who thinks he knows something about Spider-Man thinks Harry becomes the Hobgoblin? HE TAKES ON HIS GORRAM FATHER'S IDENTITY OF THE GREEN FRICKIN' GOBLIN! READ A COMIC BOOK, FOR FUCK'S SAKE! I'm sorry, people saying this for the past two years has really gotten on my nerves over time and it's reached a tipping point.

  • July 15, 2004, 2:22 p.m. CST

    HA HA HA HA, you people are so silly - this is a riot

    by Russman

    Goddamn it those bastards should renew Farscape for season 5 after the mini-series airs!!! LOL

  • July 15, 2004, 2:26 p.m. CST

    how many people have really read the comic books?

    by ScreamingPenis

    a lot of people here may have read spiderman comic books, but it's an easy bet that less than one-half of one percent of people who have seen the movies have. i don't think a movie studio would think twice about deviating from old stories to kill off one of the movie's stars. whoever mentioned this being a push on Dunst's part for a bigger contract sounds correct.

  • July 15, 2004, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Kelly Hu

    by dmitrineilovich

    Sure she's hot, but c'mon. MJ is simply NOT a dark haired asian chick. Perfect for her X2 character, but in Spidey...? Feh... D

  • July 15, 2004, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I say knock off MJ and have Pete hook up with Gwen

    by Tall_Boy

    I think thats a good idea, actually. Killing spider-man and having Spider-Baby is just uber-gay.

  • July 15, 2004, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 2 the best reviewed movie of 2004

    by MasterShake

    All you SM2 flamers (especially SIRBIATCHRETURNS) need to visit this link, and face reality. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/pages/pr/20040629b You Spidey haters are among a 7% minority of critics nationwide who gave SM2 less than three stars according to Rottentomatoes.com. So, continue to flame, Spidey haters, we all know it's just pathetic plea for attention.

  • July 15, 2004, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Johnny Smith...everyone knows Harry Osborne becomes Green Goblin

    by mortsleam

    But everyone also knows that the Green Goblin costume in the movie sucked ass, and the general public wouldn't understand the point if Harry just had exactly the same outfit, so it has been repeatedly suggested that Harry become the Hobgoblin, both to change the outfit and to present a different villain. Additionally, several of us have mentioned that perhaps instead of a Power Rangers Suit, the "performance enhancement" formula would affect Harry by physically transforming him, much like the post-Inferno demonic-looking Hobgoblin II (or, indeed, the Green Goblin as seen in Ultimate Spider-Man.)

  • July 15, 2004, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Changing Faces

    by winstonrifles

    Surely the films will suck without Dunst and Maguire, won't they? The same with the Harry Potter kids. They can't expect to just recast everyone and hope that we'll accept and love them the way we do now. --------------------------- www.billmurray.co.uk

  • July 15, 2004, 2:54 p.m. CST

    R.C.: Not so wise this time, According to my comic book reading

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    This is confirmed by Superherohype.com. This was a rumor started by Dark Horizen's that was taken seriously by GQ magazine. Whew!

  • July 15, 2004, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Johnny Smith - The reason Harry would be Hobgoblin

    by Tall_Boy

    . . . is pure economics, man, from the movie studio POV. They did a Green Goblin movie already, don't want to scare away the crowd with Green Goblin 2. so they do the exact same story as the Harry/Norman Green Goblins opus from the spidey comics except instead of calling Harry Green Goblin they call him Hobgolin. Everyone knows that Harry became Green Goblin 2, but I'll betcha dollars to Quint's donuts that the movie will change Green Goblin to Hobgoblin. besides, Green Goblin/ Hobgoblin - its all the same just different names. The idea and feel behind the story would remain. Personally if I was in charge I would offically name the character The Goddamn Goblin.

  • July 15, 2004, 3:03 p.m. CST

    HAHA,, Spidey is gonna take a "B & R" turn

    by nomad202

    Just like "batman and robin" they're gonna slap the fanboys right in the face with the next spidey flick. they already got gwen stacey and mary jane rolled into one character. Whatever the hell happend to felicia hardy? The cast and crew must have known how many story lines go with Spider-Man, why even bother going for the major roles if they dont wanna be doing them for awhile? Hehe, this is gonna be a disaster, I just know it.

  • July 15, 2004, 3:31 p.m. CST

    They should kill her and Spider-man and Blade while they are at

    by andrew coleman

    They can do this many ways, killing both characters off and making the movies still good. If they end it with three and just have a final show down between Harry's Goblin and Spider-man. The Goblin kills Marry Jane and then SPider-man and Goblin die in the final battle. That would fuck people up as a movie, but it will never happen. What they could do is kill Marry Jane in 3 but keep the ball rolling. Spider man 3 have Spidey face Goblin and Lizard ending it with MJ's death, SP4 have Spidey mutate into the man spider thing and have him fight Kraven and Chameleon. Then Spidey 5 should be black suit Spider-man where he faces off with King Pin's bitches like Shocker, you end that one on a cliff hanger with the creation of Venom. Spider-man 6 Spider-man vs. Venom the ultimate cinema battle where they both die. I'm a genious why don't I work in Hollywood?

  • July 15, 2004, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I'm with Dunst

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    It would be terribly boring to be MJ for another 6 years (or however long making another 3 movies would take), especially when the performance of the first picture basically blew most people out of the water - no one signed on for a lifetime. She's young and talented and has the opportunity to do many different kinds of roles now - opportunties that won't be there forever and certainly won't be there 6 years from now for a actor who's too ingrained in the public eye as a redheaded superhero wife. Besides - the character isn't very interesting.

  • July 15, 2004, 3:42 p.m. CST

    What caused Dunst to make such remarks is that she hates our fre

    by yourmoviesucked

  • July 15, 2004, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I thought 2 was over-rated

    by flipster

    I know spidey is an angst-ridden character, but I thought there was a little too much smallville in 2. Anyone else thought that maybe it was a little too soapy? Too much char dev at the expense of comic-booc greatness? Methinks so.

  • July 15, 2004, 3:46 p.m. CST

    SEE??!! I told you people she was an idiot

    by 007-11

    I hope this puts to rest my noble cause of proving that Kirsten Dunst is an airhead with no chest to speak of.

  • July 15, 2004, 3:48 p.m. CST

    She will die

    by MrCere

    It is clear that Sam Raimi will tell the Gwen Stacey story using MJ and then will step away and leave Spider-Man in somebody else's hands. Hope it's a good movie. I don't give a damn if Dunst respects comics at ALL, as long as she TREATS her character with respect. I don't care about Dunst's feelings, just her performances, which have been good. I don't care if she is a commie, vegitarian or a blood-thirsty deer hunter. I don't care if she hate me, I just want her to be MJ on screen, which she is.

  • July 15, 2004, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Don't get bent out of shape.

    by Lobanhaki

    She's an actress who isn't that familiar with the comics, and she does a fine job with the scripts she gets.

  • July 15, 2004, 4:28 p.m. CST

    i do like how some people are abusing spider man 3 already

    by slappy jones

    ...a film whIch HASN'T EVEN BEEN WRITTEN YET....

  • July 15, 2004, 4:46 p.m. CST

    further thoughts(spoilers)

    by Lobanhaki

    It's interesting to see the look on her face when after he swings out the the window, and interesting that the filmmakers chose to show that. Is she worried for him, or is it dawning on her that as much as she loves him, he might never entirely be there? I doubt we're going to see Spiderman die- Spiderman's curse is that so many of the people around him become entangled in some kind of dark fate. I mean, half the people in the cast become some kind of monster or villain during some point in the Spidey Mythology. Maybe Mary leaves him, or maybe their separation becomes part of the plot (in the comics Mary Jane and Peter separated)- I don't know. Does Mary Jane suffer Gwen Stacy's fate, since she's her surrogate in many ways? Who knows? But I like the way they've taken a character who has a bubblegum reputation, and actually fleshed it out towards the suffering soul, because that actually makes for some real conflicts in the story.

  • July 15, 2004, 4:51 p.m. CST

    hobgoblin and whatnot

    by N omad

    I think Harry Osborne just became the 2nd green goblin, and hobgoblin was totally seperate. Actually there were like three hobgoblins and they would reveal one's identity and there was always a new one coming back, one was like some foreign guy and one somehow had his face permanently disfigured like the mask. I don't remember, I just bring it up since someone mentioned harry becoming hobgoblin, I may be wrong though.

  • July 15, 2004, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Dunst

    by Cl_Kilgore

    This is old news, check this ign interview dated June 22 out: http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/525/525524p1.html I'm sorry Dunst is an airhead. And I'm sorry they chose her for MJ. She's done well in the role, but shes sabotaging the future of the franshise. Toby seems to be more reasonable. In another IGN interview he states he would come back for more, a never say never attitude, of course for a boat load of money.

  • July 15, 2004, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Chet

    by zer0cool2k2

    Chet Hudson - "But I do read books..." Chet, when you finish finding out why George was so curious, and have said goodnight to the moon, go pick up some back issues and read up on Gwen Stacy. If you don't have time for comics, you aren't nearly geek enough to be here. Try to learn to hold the comic with one hand, that should buy you some time.

  • July 15, 2004, 5:50 p.m. CST

    (yawn) My turn yet?

    by teedadawg

    1) There were screaming chicks ALL OVER S-M2! Are you kidding me? I haven't seen that many heaving bosoms and open lipsticked mouths in a flick since Swedish Erotica's Best of Vanessa del Rio! 2) I don't have a problem with Dunst saying what she said, because she's not writing the story or script. So who cares? Gwen Stacy would be a cool character to introduce and her death (or MJ's) would be a great buzzkill to the love-induced high Ol' Webhead had at the end of S-M2. Anyone who reads the comics (the classics, anyway) knows Peter Parker can NOT be happy! It goes against the very nature of his character. The scene in S-M2 when the train passengers pass his limp body, very Christlike, overhead should have struck a chord. Peter Parker SUFFERS. It's what he DOES. And maybe mainstream America's not ready for this kind of character, but Raimi's chopped off limbs before! 3) The level of violence in the first two movies kinda lends weight to the idea that Spidey could buy the farm at some point, if only for a scene or two (let The Lizard off him and have Electro resuscitate him just so he can kill him again himself!) 4) Raimi and the powers that be at Marvel know what they are doing. Unlike DC, they trust that characters who have survived 40-plus years don't necessarily need to be Gen-X-ed to death! The first two Spider-Man movies were good. The third epic about our favorite Web-slinger will be fine too.

  • July 15, 2004, 5:52 p.m. CST

    MJ never dies. She leaves. Period.

    by riskebiz

    It's plain Kirsten still knows nothing about Spiderman outside of the 2 movies she's been in. She wants to do just one more? That's too bad, but MJ doesn't need to die ... because MJ simply DOESN'T die in the comics. It's like killing Lois Lane in Superman. Spiderman doesn't die, either. He may quit from time to time, but he doesn't die. She's showing her ingorance. If they want an exit for MJ, she will simply leave Peter for Hollywood. Probably over some jealous spat about the Black Cat or Gwen Stacy and that's fine as it's par for the course for Peter Parker. It's Gwen Stacy who dies on the Brooklyn Bridge ... not Mary Jane. Maybe the next movie has Gwen as Harry's girlfriend and Gwen kind of digs Peter (and vice-versa) and it drives MJ away and Harry (as the Goblin) to use Gwen as bait to try and kill Peter. I don't know about the 3rd one being the last one for this cast. I think Kirsten will be around longer than Tobey because the second Tobey is gone, her boyfriend Jake Gyllenhal (aka poorman's Tobey MacGuire) will take over the part.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:06 p.m. CST

    flipster, u are 100% right. S2 was Smallville brought to big scr

    by SirBiatchReturns

    lame ass acting, soapy sappy bullshit, way too many plotholes and way too many LARGE plotholes. and the public ate that bullshit up. but then now that u mention it, it makes total sense. people actually watch Smallville and it has a big fan base of preteens and losers alike. so therefore, S2 would do well too. i watched one ep of Smallville and that experience was one of the funniest in my life. my girl walked out after 10 min without telling. my best friend's girl fell asleep after 15 and the rest sat there and watched surburban-aimed dreck. Anyone who's somewhat mature will realize how lame S2 was.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:10 p.m. CST

    RE: Lindsay Lohan? Are you nuts?

    by em38

    So what, Lindsay Lohan is currently only doing teeny flicks? She's 18 now and is bound to want to do different things...although I think Spider-Man can still easily fall under the term "teen movie". Personally, I think she would jump at the offer to branch out with such a high profile role (Spiderman now being the biggest summer franchise and all). And anyone that doesn't think Lindsay wouldn't be a FAR better MJ than Dunst, hasn't been paying attention Ms. Lohan in recent months. That redheaded stick of dynamite wouldn't have to act; she IS Mary Jane. In a perfect universe, Dunst would have been Gwen Stacey and dead; and Tobey would be opening a door to Ms. Lohan proclaiming, "face it, tiger. You just hit the jackpot." Even so, Dunst is the only one in my opinion who didn't seem "there" for SM2. Pay Tobey whatever he wants and recast MJ. If they play it smart, there could many fine Spider Man films for years to come....

  • July 15, 2004, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I think they are using the Gwen Stacy story somewhat...

    by Jon E Cin

    As foolish as it sounds..it would make for a very dramatic 3rd movie. I would love it. Maybe he will meet another Mary Jane...hehe...this one isnt as hot.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:22 p.m. CST

    If Dunst wants out, they've got other options for Peter's girlfr

    by KingKrypton

    Betty Brant, Liz Allen, Gwen Stacy, and Felicia Hardy. Honestly, if MJ dies in film three and Gwen Stacy (for example) took her place, would that be so hard to accept? As a previous poster said, it'd be a role-reversal, but it wouldn't be unfeasible. Besides, if Dunst is so hot to leave the series, then by all means she should leave. Spider-Man will survive without her. They can always bring in a new love interest. They've got plenty to choose from in the comics.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:23 p.m. CST

    You know..she sounds like a real idiot...

    by Jon E Cin

    Typical girl talk.

  • July 15, 2004, 6:48 p.m. CST

    I say Raimi should off MJ in the next film...

    by Red Raider

    ...and either expand Betty Brant's relationship with Peter Parker, or bring in the Gwen Stacy character. Here's an idea for Spider-Man 3: Peter Parker starts a relationship with Gwen Stacy after the death of Mary Jane. Harry Osborne as GG murders Stacy to get back at Parker. Just a thought... __________________ And YES, I do want to see Venom in S3. Imagine the living hell he'll inflict on Spider-Man. Of course SPI will have to do the character entirely CGI. Just because Raimi introduced Dr. Connors & John Jameson in S2 doesn't mean they have to have Lizard and/or Man-Wolf in Spider-Man 3!

  • July 15, 2004, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Musings, gentlemen and occasional ladies.

    by Zephyr1988

    She's just thinking out loud. Remember when Harry Potter POA came out, the three kids predicted their character's futures. Radcliffe honestly thought Harry's going to die at the end, the actor to plays Ron (damn, can't believe I forgot his name) thinks that Ron will turn evil, and Emma Watson thinks that Hermoine will probably end up with Ron. Now, really, Ron's the LAST character you'd expect to be evil...so that could mean he's right. And Radcliffe might be right too...and Watson also...LOOK, the point is is that she's just musing. Still dumb though. You know...I think it might not only be her, but Harry as well. Maybe with MJ killed by Harry, then Harry sacrificing himself to destroy Venom. Perhaps the ending of the trilogy could be tragic...where Peter's whole life is in its worst state possible...and yet he still carries on his lonely, cursed quest...if only to seek redemption to himself. I know some people out there will probably criticize the hell out of my idea...but oh well.

  • July 15, 2004, 7:13 p.m. CST

    michael keaton cast as batman!!

    by logofdoom

    god help me, I love this site. The quirks, the rambling disjointed reviews, the spite filled posts of teenage talkbackers, all of it but these filler stories just piss me off. You had to know this story is ancient. I find it pretty hard to believe this was all you could find that was newsworthy today. Post funny e-mails you get from idiots or the nude pics harry keeps sending to emma watson, ANYTHING is better than month old filler.

  • July 15, 2004, 8:04 p.m. CST

    She didn't even wanna do Spidey 2

    by Bender-Wiggins

    I interviewed Dunst after the first movie and she told me that she wasn't really planning to do much on Spidey 2. She said that Pete Parker was going to have a new girlfriend in Spiderman 2 and MJ was going to have a minimal, transition role. Maybe that's what'll happen at in Spidey 3. Maybe Pete hooks up with that tall piece of piss landlordress...

  • July 15, 2004, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 3 will be about...

    by nsomnia

    ...Peter Parker being even poorer, collecing penies from evicted Gramdma every three scenes, tripping on something every other scene (although he IS Spiderman...still beats me.), having doubts about his love for MJ every two scenes ("MJ I'm not sure it was right to tell you the truth and have you iron my costume every morning,it's tearing my teenage spider heart but (sob) I have to leave you again, don't try to call me anymore", fighting Green Goblin Jr. (Franco might be able to pull it, now that he gets to hide his (bad) acting behind a (still badly conceived) mask, and oh, yeah, may be a few well conceived action scenes with (hopefully) another vilain worth waiting for. Actually a whole new cast (and director)might reconcile me with Spidey at the movies.Out.

  • July 15, 2004, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Actress complains? Replace her. ...DUH?!?

    by Techtite

    I hate to break it to Dunst, though she is not the "definitive" M.J. Watson. M.J. is hardly going to be "killed off" just because Dunst left. She'll just be replaced by another actress, the same way Batman was replaced...TWICE. What...? Did she think her supporting role was more irreplaceable than a lead one, or something? I like Dunst's potential as an actress though she really doesn't seem to be into the part. If she was she'd be willing to be in scenes with a pot-bellied Ron Jeremy in a Spider-suit just to be M.J. Watson. If she doesn't have that sort of commitment, fans deserve better.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:08 p.m. CST

    by sabian123

  • July 15, 2004, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Gimme' the freakin' Vulture

    by zer0cool2k2

    I'd love to see Patrick Stewart or Ben Kingsley come into this series as the Vulture. We'd get some awesome aerial battle scenes! Wouldn't mind seeing them do something along the lines of the "Kraven's Last Hunt" storyline, although it'd be hard to make it work without the years of backstory the comic had. It's also pretty dark to try to sell action figures and breakfast cereal with. ................... And EM38 is Exactly right in his post regarding Lindsay Lohan as MJ. In my head, I always heard that "Face it Tiger, you just hit the jackpot" line in the kinda' husky growl Lohan could provide.

  • July 15, 2004, 9:30 p.m. CST

    A QUESTION FOR YOU GEEKS OUT THERE

    by timmer33

    I noticed in Spiderman 2 that PP's professor was named "Doctor Connors." I also noted that he was missing his right arm. I also reflected on the fact that he is a fairly well-known character actor (Thirteen Days, Disclosure, etc.) Would I be mistaken in assuming that he is slated to play a role in S3? All you Spidey geeks out there, help me out here. Who exactly is "Doctor Connors?" Does he have a role in the comics, and if so, what villain is he?

  • July 15, 2004, 10:14 p.m. CST

    death to trilogys.

    by sabian123

    First off to everyone that think that you can not make fine quality movies after 3 well you all are living in trilogy limbo. Spider man is not a dry character. He's life is really screwed up. There are plenty quality stories out there to build on. Its the directors that are chosen to make these movies that screw them up. Everybody wants to throw there vision of the character. Thats why daredevil sucked. Kingpin was white not black and in the end when daredevil broke his legs they made him look like a little bitch. Then theirs the hulk. Directors took a key character out of the movie. Rick Jones. He was such a important part of the history of the hulk. Now we come to spider man to great movies but with flaws of its own. Gwen Stacy. A key character to spidermans history. They had all the right ingredients for a not just a good movie but a great movie. Just think if that scene with mary jane was gwen like it should have been and she died. It would give more justification on why peter wont allow himself to love mary jane. Not to mention the goblin who is suppossed to be spidermans deadliest enemie. All he really did was scare the shit out of auntmay and failed at killing anyone close to peter. That makes him nothing more than a second rate villan. On the otherhand if these movies are going were it looks like then all will be forgiven. That means harry has to kill maryjane because then everything he swore at the end of pt 1 will mean nothing. I for one aint to keen on the changes made but have learned to adapt. So you wanna make Maryjane his first love then Raimi you better kill her because that death in peters life is just as important as uncle bens. Thats why all this bullshit with how he cant love anyone in the movies gets to me. He's just starting his career so what enemies. He had'nt build any yet. The one he had died. The two movies are good but they could have been better lets hope raimi dont bitch out and make three a happy ending because this is spiderman. He doesnt always get the girl and if he does it doesnt work out that way. People die because of the wrong decisions. He's always at odds with himself. But it always is about overcoming whatever is thrown at him. So this is for the people who think spidey cant go on after three. I know I criticized the first two movies but i did it again to explain why maryjane must die. If she does it will send shockwaves thru out the marvel universe and more. Raimi showed balls when he did away with the web shooters now will see just how much he really has because to make a change like that would be a surpise that would rival gwens death and put harry peters best friend as his deadliest adversary yet. It would make up for the storyline never given to the fans. As for a 4,5,6,7. Let me quickly reprase memories. Sin eater. Not a super powered villan but someon who killed a bunch of people as peter jumped out of the way. Venom and Carnage. Frankly Id like to see carnage but i doubt theirs any director with the balls to make a good carnage spiderman story. Namely because hes such a lunatick. It would be hard not to give the movie an r rating. Although with three good movies under the franchise who gives a fuck. People will still go see it. End one of these movies with spiderman beaten to a pulp with a to be continued. The kraven story. This guy fucking basically killed spiderman but allowed him to live just so he could know it. Vermin, electro, kaine,jackal,scorpion,lizard,ezekiel,magma,sinister six, firelord,black cat,silver sable,spider slayers,hobgoblin lizard,vulture,chamelion,kingpin .the rose, hammerhead,tombstone,captain stacey,Ben reilly,hey how about peters mutation. That could be creepy. Then theirs Tarantula, the rino, Morbious, madam web, shocker, jackellantern. So much that can still be put on film. Spidey holding up a building so everyone can get out as water ruches in. Beating a supreme bean he has no business beating. So many stories and you idiots want to stop at three. Just cause batman sucked and the last three supermans doesnt mean these will. Everyone forgets cameron once stated that spiderman would be his dream film. Just think what he could do with it. Or someone with passion for the character could. Raimi has not ruled out a 4. What if he comes back look at bryan singer he was supposed to do 3. Rumor has it hes doing four. Why? Because theres so much more to tell and these characters in the marvel universe have a lot more to offer. Any one whos anyone has read comics. i bet we all can remember wanting to run to the store to see what happens next and when you get to the end of the comic you had to wait till next month. The x-men movie and spiderman sequels did that theres no reason to stop. As for the actors that want to go on to bigger and brighter roles. Scared of being typecast. Remember when bruce campbell did'nt let peter in and he told him cause it ruins the illusion. Same goes for movies. When you change an actor you ruin the illusion. Imagine han solo or indiana jones being played by someone else. Luke skywalker blade. There can be more movies and they can be good. The illusion will be ruined but hopefully whoever takes up the webs next can deliver us a new one. The bond movies have managed to survive no reason spiderman cant. As for the trilogy fanamana. Star wars was good the first trilogy. Godfather,Lord of the rings, and indiana,the omen, and the matrix. It a new era trilamaniacs.Why stop with so much to tell?

  • I'd say Spider-Man 3 that Dunst is signed for, more than likely will be her last turn as MJ, mainly because her and Tobey hate each other and were barely even on speaking turns shooting Spider-Man 2. Unless she's offered 15 - 20 M to come back, consider the next sequel as her last.

  • July 15, 2004, 10:26 p.m. CST

    old spidey villains suck...

    by nortonman

    besides the ones they've already done and maybe the lizard... shocker and rhyno and mysterio and hydro man or whatever the hell else they had back then are all lame... for some reason spidey has the best villains gallery in comics and I can't figure out why... I think Batman has the best but that's just me... I personally would love to see Venom in the movie instead of Green Goblin again... doing the whole alien costume thing would be awesome with Pete having to get rid of it and it hooking up with Brock... oh and I'd also love to see Black Cat, but just because I think she's way hot...

  • July 15, 2004, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Death to dunst

    by sabian123

    Let us not forget that dock ock was one of the lamest till raimi made him cool. I for one would have rather seen the lizard. Probablly in the way that mcfarlane wrote him. However after seeing ock in 2. Theirs hope for anyone. Its about how the character is written.As for dunst. Spider babies? This girl is a literal dumb ass! Kill off spidey. Where did they find this girl. Talk about ditz. Anyway After reading into her comments i do hope harry turns into the hobgoblin cause they will not do goblin twice. I hope he gets connors to turn into the lizard and instead of just throwing her off the bridge i hope the lizard tears that b---ch apart>!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 16, 2004, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Dunst / Tobey hate each other? Source?

    by Tall_Boy

    something a step above a supermarket tabloid, please. Somehow I doubt she'd be pissed because Tobey swung (hah!) back in and stole the part from her fuckfriend.

  • July 16, 2004, 12:12 a.m. CST

    I don't understand why people are opposed to Mary Jane being kno

    by Tall_Boy

    it'd be a cool story and totally in line with Spidey history. Harry as Goblin kills MJ. On the bridge this time. And do it RIGHT, unlike in the first movie.

  • July 16, 2004, 12:19 a.m. CST

    thanks for the return, Sir Biatch

    by flipster

    Yeah.

  • July 16, 2004, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Bring on the black Spidey suit

    by Cabron

    We need a new twist and I don't think Sony'll be killing their cash cow any time soon.

  • July 16, 2004, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Dr. Connors is the LIzard

    by Voice O. Reason

    Cuz someone asked.

  • July 16, 2004, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Wow, This is news?

    by HavocZer0

    This interview was on CHUD like 3 weeks ago. http://chud.com/news/june04/june22dunst.php3 Way to be on top of things!

  • July 16, 2004, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Regards to blondeman

    by HavocZer0

    He posted the CHUD story first and I didn't see it. Its all good though.

  • July 16, 2004, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Quint: "if they do something stupid like kill off MJ."...uh, so

    by Triumph poops!

    Really. Big deal if they DO kill her off. Quint tries to make the case that there are plenty of Spider-man fans who'd go apeshit, but who the fuck cares? MJ is only his girl in the CURRENT incarnation -- a continuity which you can bet your next paycheck on that Marvel will restart yet AGAIN the minute they feel it's gotten stale or more predictably, sales are off and they need to re-jolt things yet again, same as with all their other comics. In terms of his big screen incarnation, Peter suits the CURRENT fans, but for purists why can't Peter date secretary Betty Brant for awhile...or why can't MJ die and you just bring in Gwen Stacy? Losing Dunst -- who frankly was NEVER my idea of what MJ should be to begin with -- would only be a plus to me. And the girl playing Betty, Jameson's secretary, is waaaaaaaaaaay hotter looking. And you CAN'T tell me they couldn't find some blonde hottie sex bomb to be Gwen.

  • July 16, 2004, 2:29 a.m. CST

    What a thick shit. I was watching her in an interview about the

    by TheGinger Twit

  • July 16, 2004, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Mysterio

    by Paul Allen Voiq

    That Dude has to be in the next film. I love all the mind fucks he does on Spiderman and I am getting tired of all the "transformation" subplots. You have a guy here who is just a conman with skill we don't need to build a big back-story on him. And the new suit should be in the 3d film. ON DUNST. She obviously hates comic books. She says the worst things about Spiderman in interviews, knows nothing of the myth and slams the film on the director

  • July 16, 2004, 5:05 a.m. CST

    The best suggestion was to just end things with the third film,

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    I don't care for Dunst much these days, but I can see things from her perspective. She doesn't want to keep doing this series, lest she fall into a Margot Kidder fate. Tobey probably wants to back out after the third. Maybe even Raimi, too. Three movies sounds like plenty for now in the Spider-Man franchise. Look at the Harry Potter series: Though the latest film is regarded as the best by many, it's so-so performance at the box office suggests that the general public is tiring of Harry Potter (and or maybe growing out of it).

  • July 16, 2004, 5:39 a.m. CST

    THE PASSION OF THE SPIDER-MAN

    by bushsux

    Actually, the guys on this site who think Kirsten Dunst is pretty are probably all virgins or have at least never kissed a girl. She's an annoying actress who keeps the same annoying expression on her face all the time. She had a good performance in Interview with The Vampire and then her acting skill went downhill from there. It happens. And what is this crap about her having nice tits? Last time I checked, those shits were saggy. Another thing, is it just me or should this movie been named The Passion of The Spider-Man. That part in the subway train when the people hoist him up in the air like some sort of Islamic funeral and then promise to never tell anyone his secret identity, that made me want to puke. Pay $10 to feel sorry for Peter Parker? Ok. What we should really feel sorry about is that the poor bastard in real life had to climb on top of Kirsten Dunst. Would I reject Kirsten Dunst if she asked me to fuck her? Yes. I might take a handjob from her but she'd have to wear a paper bag and shut the fuck up.

  • July 16, 2004, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Alicia Witt

    by bushsux

    That's a great suggestion. Don't even bring back Dunst for the third movie. Witt is big league piece of ass who can outact Dunst in her sleep. She was greatin the Sopranos. The only knock on her is that she looks older than Mary Jane but the again Tobey Maguire is 29.

  • July 16, 2004, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I definetly agree.. Kill spider-man in the 3rd episode

    by Towers

    Why not, It's about time we see a superhero die in a film. We've seen it in comics so why not on film? And as someone already stated, next time you watch an action film you might actually think.. Oh shit, he could actually die here, despite being the hero and the actor being paid the most money.

  • July 16, 2004, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Kirsten needs to shut up and show her tits

    by phattsao

    End of story. Just show the TITS. No one cares about anything else. NO ONE. I don't give a fuck if Spiderman 3 has fucking Kraven the hunter running around in his jungle speedo for two hours as long as KIRSTEN SHOWS HER TITS IN ANY MOVIE. As for Lindsey Lohan, fuck that barbie doll looking fake tit slut. Kirsten's titties are the REAL DEAL.

  • July 16, 2004, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Go ahead and kill Spider-Man. But.......

    by MikeInMoncton

    The killing of Spider Man could actually work, if they brought Kraven into the story. If they followed the big Kraven story that J.M. DeMatties (sp?) did in the Spider-Man comics, Spidey could be 'killed' by Kraven at the end of the movie, leaving it open in "Spider-Man 4" to come back with a new Peter Parker and Mary Jane as Spidey rises out of the grave Kraven buried him in from the weird jungle potion that simulated his death. Fans could have a new Spider-Man movie with a fresh start after the first 3 while continuing the story. And I wouldn't miss Dunst either. She moderately improved her character in "2" but there's tons of actresses out there that could do her job better.

  • July 16, 2004, 6:36 p.m. CST

    If all the talent from the first three movies are replaced in th

    by minderbinder

    Sony says 6 movies, but without Tobey and Ramey I'm not interested.

  • July 17, 2004, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Get another actress ... Dunst is a Dunce!

    by charismasangel

    That may have just been her musing with the reporter, but come on, she's not a terrifice actress anyway. I'm all for re-casting MJ. Go and hire Kate Beckinsale, or Amy Acker, actresses who can actually act, and deserve a shot at the lead.

  • July 17, 2004, 4:33 a.m. CST

    AWESOME PENNY ARCADE COMIC RE. DUNST AND HER STATEMENT - http://

    by Tall_Boy

    I didn't mean to use caps like that, I find it annoying. sorry. I just wanted to make sure people see it because the Talkbacks are so friggin long. http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2004/20040716l.jpg

  • July 17, 2004, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Geeks and girls

    by Raziel078

    I can't explain why almost no women read comic books but mbaker is wrong dammit. I'm a fat comic geek and I hooked up 2 nights ago. I hooked up with her friend a week before that. My non-geek friends have seen them both and rate them as solid 7's dammit guys its not about being geeky or cool when it comes to girls its is your pimp hand strong enough. Is your game good, do you spit the hot fire. Just have boundless confidence. Where does boundless confidence come from for me, a 5' 9" 290 guy? Easy I got so sick of being shot down that I stopped caring. Sorry, that was kind of long but dammit I want to see more pretty girls with geeks fuck the pretty rich kids they date. I hate those fuckers fuck them. GEEK 4 LIFE BITCH

  • July 17, 2004, 9:43 a.m. CST

    A really good way to end the series...

    by little kon-el

    Is to just have Mary Jane walk away. They're introducing Eliza Dushku in the 3rd movie as Black Cat. A great scenerio would be to have Black Cat and Spiderman teamed up against the Hobgoblin, with Mary Jane mad that Peter spends more and more time with the Black Cat than with her. Peter fails to save Black Cat from falling to her death at the hands of the Hobgoblin. He defeats the Hobgoblin. Then he comes home to find that Mary Jane had left him...because now one of her best friends (harry) is dead and her boyfriend/fiance is not only responsible, but he's mourning another woman. That would fit with the pathos of the whole trilogy. - little kon-el

  • July 17, 2004, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Kill MJ only if.....

    by Colt45shooter

    ....she dies after a hot shower scene (along - please no Toby), or maybe in her undies. Unlike some, I think KD/MJ is totally hot.

  • July 17, 2004, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Penny Arcade caught wind of this...

    by TheFastTheFurion

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2004/20040716l.jpg

  • July 17, 2004, 2:17 p.m. CST

    They should have Carnage kill off MJ

    by Dragonfire

    I'm surprised so few people here have mentioned Carnage. I was under the impression most hardcore spider-man fans considered him to be the coolest villain. He definitely sounds like the coolest to me. I myself never read the comics, though not for lack of trying. I just couldn't get hold of any of them. But I watched the animated series and I played the Maximum carnage videogame. To me Carnage just sounds like the coolest villain of any I've seen in any comic book, and a movie with carnage has the potential to be really good. That's why I'm worried about these suggestions that they should end it with the third movie. They need to go up to the fourth movie at least so they can have venom in the third and Carnage in the fourth. Venom's just a stepping stone to Carnage. They should have Venom and the green goblin team up on spidey in number 3. If they do graft venom's character onto Jameson's son like the rumors say, then it would make sense for Venom and goblin to form an alliance, seeing as Parker stole MJ from both of them. 'Course, I take it hardcore fans wouldn't appreciate it if Venom isn't Edward Brock. Problem is Brock's had no set-up like the lizard and green goblin 2 have.

  • July 17, 2004, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Hardcorefans hate Carnage and Venom!!!!!!

    by Spideyexpert8315

    Hardcore Spidey fans hate Carnage and Venom. They arent the best villians and arent even close. Hardcore fans like classic villians. Neither one of them will be in 3 cuz Sam Rami dosent like them. There storys are to long to but they will start to develop Venoms Story so he can fight Spidey in 6. It will be a Venom trilogy. Eliza Dushka will be Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat in 3 cuz she is Sam Rami's fav for the part. I will also be glad whent that big ego greedy non acting bitch Kirsten Dunst is not playin mj anymore to. Cant wait to see the next 4.

  • July 17, 2004, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I'm fairly hardcore and I like Venom and Carnage

    by Tall_Boy

    ... when used sparingly. The overkill of VENOM one shot minis and MAXIMUM CARNAGE did get old really quickly. But they have awesome designs, interesting character conflicts and when used properly can be very cool. Of course, I'm a big fan of the way Bendis handled both in USM and think he did it better than in the original 616 Marvel U. Ooops. I admited to liking Ulitmate Spider Man. Flame on, kids.

  • July 17, 2004, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Penny Arcade OR... We'll All Look Back on This TB In Two or Thre

    by jollydwarf

    ...no, we won't. No one has a sense of humor 'round these here parts anymore. Which fanboy will commission Michael Moore to go after Avi Arad? Or all of Warner Brothers? You all do know that Paris Hilton is inevitably going to get a comic book "star vehicle" sooner than later, right? Pony up, Android's Dungeon Dwellers! Be proactive! Bring the transgressions of inept, ignorant, bottom-line-obsessed, coke-addicted Hollywood assholes to light for the general public!! In OTHER NEWS...I have NEVER enjoyed as much as a 'titter' over a "Penny Arcade" comic strip. Ever. No punchlines, no witticisms, just cartoon interpretations of vitriol-filled posts on AICN, theforce.net, and various gaming boards! Yeah, you heard me, Gabe!! "B33tl3 B4il3y" "pwns" ur ass!!1!1! God, I hate myself for typing that geekspeak shit! *** P.S. When you 'beat it' to the "Wimbledon" trailer, or simply a clip from your "Bring it On" DVD again, just remember what a hypocrite you are, which is far more shameful than being a chronic masturbator. Don't quote me on that.

  • July 17, 2004, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Addendum OR... Personally...

    by jollydwarf

    ...I think that we'll see Harry as the Green Goblin or Hobgoblin in "3", as well as perhaps Felicia Hardy/Black Cat, and another male villian (the Lizard?). That's it. I think that the first trilogy will set up 4-6, which will deal with the symbiote, Venom, and Carnage, if they ever get made at all. The series should only have Spider-Man face off against his evil 'double'(Carnage) at the end, with Venom switching sides from "bad" to "good" to help Spider-Man defeat him. It's very neat and poetic and in line with the positive messages that this franchise pummels us with...so it probably won't happen. P.S. I DO think it's a good sign for Venom/Carnage fans that NEITHER have been in the movie-based games as 'extra' supervillian bosses. Seems like they're being saved for 'future considerations' to me.

  • July 18, 2004, 1:35 a.m. CST

    by JediWeird

    i liked the way sm2 tied in a few future villians, obviously doc connors=the lizard, and if im not mistaken, harry goes to the hobgoblin, at least the cartoon series did it that way, then venom, the symbiote hitches a ride to earth on jamesons son, like the cartoon, rejects jameson, then spidey gets its, gets rid of it, then brock comes along, its gonna be a great series of movies

  • July 18, 2004, 3:26 a.m. CST

    It worked for James Bond

    by BlackBeltJones

    With the exception of Timothy Dalton of course. The Belt Has Spoken!

  • July 18, 2004, 6:28 a.m. CST

    What's with all the Dunst sympathizers? Her role was not only po

    by Sgt. Blueberry

    Since when did this chick have an iota of charisma? This girl was hired simply because she had the resume while still willing to accept lesser pay at the same time turning in a serviceable screen test. Uninspired casting choice. I disagree about Mary Jane being the girl next door. I think Mary Jane should be an off-the-scale-hot bombshell. This isn't a movie about the intimacy and fabric of humanity. This ia movie about a guy with spider powers who battles evil on top of light rail trains over New York. If a guy who looks like Toby Maguire is going to risk his superhuman life for a girl (for no other reason than he has a huge crush), she'd better be a little more desirable than Kristen (Kill Off Spiderman) Dunst. Mary Jane's character busted Peter Parker's chops high and low, making him all out miserable, especially for someone he wasn't obligated to be polite to (He owed her no favors). And when she found out he was spiderman, someone out saving lives (including hers, multiple times) how did she react? Did the character ever say "Oh, I'm sorry, I feel so stupid. I'm sorry for giving you a hard time"? No. She just wnet "Wow, you're spiderman. Let's hook up, I'll be nicer now, since I know you're not just a deadbeat". Blah. I liked the rail thin russian girl. She seemed to sympathize with Peter just becuase he was a cute guy trying to make his way in life. I hope Dunst Dies.

  • July 18, 2004, 7:21 a.m. CST

    aw come on...

    by Dragonfire

    So the hardcore fans don't like Venom and Carnage you say? That's a shame. I was really looking forward to seeing Carnage in the movies. Didn't Toby Maguire ask the fans at a convention which villain they'd like to see next and a whole bunch yelled out "Carnage"? Oh well, I think most of the other villains sound pretty repetitive and lame. The lizard, sandman, Mysterio, Hobgoblin etc may work well in comics and cartoons but whole films dedicated to them just wouldn't seem like there'd be that much different, unless they had several of them at once. If they bring the Green goblin back they're going to have to change his costume as well, and figure out a suitable reason as to why the costume changed. The green goblin costume ruined the first movie. And can anyone here who's actually read the carnage comics give me more details on the character? Was he not created by Stan Lee? All I know is that he was a psychopathic mass murderer who bonded with the same alien symbiote as Venom.

  • July 18, 2004, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Kisrsten Dunst is ruining these movies

    by An B

    She's just terrible. Her line delivery is awful and her voice is incredibly grating. And I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would be sttracted to her - let alone in love. She needs to be killed off soon! But the worst part of her performance was actually not her fault: that horrible missed opportunity at the end of the movie where she says, "Go get 'em, Tiger!". What that line SHOULD have been was, "Go get 'em, spider!"

  • July 18, 2004, 12:21 p.m. CST

    DUMP DUNST

    by bushsux

    Ok, it's pretty fair to say that there's a solid consensus among all fans that Kirsten Dunst should no longer be in the movies. I totally agree with the guy before who said Mary Jane who should be a hot chick and not some "butherface" next door type. Throughout the whole movie I couldn't understand why Peter Parker was going so crazy over this broad. That ending was definitely a cornball ending. I think Carnage is an interesting character but obviously Venom would have to be in the movie too since their characters are so intertwined. I don't care who the next villains are as long as they're not tragic nice guys turned bad. What's good about Carnage is that he's pure evil- a sick and twisted fuck who got his hands on the symbiote. Eddie Brock walks the thin line between good and evil but Cletus Cassidy is 100% bad. I wouldn't mind seeing Tobey Maguire go either. He's always been an interesting choice to play Spider-Man but it's not like no one else can do the role. By the way, Manute Bol is alive and well after his car accident.

  • July 18, 2004, 3:27 p.m. CST

    sp 3-9

    by nicalabas

    There is no way they'll make 9 spierman movies! The only movies I can think of that ther are more than 3 of is Roots and documentaries. Spiderman is only so cool, and while the second movie was better than the first, it wasn't enough better to give us any hope of an even better movie to come.

  • July 18, 2004, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Venom and Carnage arent good for a movie besides visual effects!

    by Spideyexpert8315

    They arent good for a movie. As u hav seen from the first 2 good storys make the movie. Venom and Carnage arent that good of storys. Sure there great characters but you can also get great effects and looks from classic villians like Stan Lees fav Sandman. There is also Elector and Mysterio that makes good looks and good storys. Ppl wanna see Venom and Carnage cuz they dont know comics that good and they say of he looks cool thats why they win the votes and stuff. Real fans of the comics know betta. Carnage might not even be in a movie because the next trilogy might be about Venom and he will appear in 6 because the story takes so long to develop. Also for the person that said the line should hav been go get em spider. That would make sense but the line has always been "Go get em tiger" and they wont change it now. I would rather hav someone else play MJ thou Kirsten isnt that great.

  • July 19, 2004, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Angry Rantings Directed At You. (ARDAY)

    by SquidJew

    Okay, okay. I consider myself to be a person accepting of lifestyles. I accept gay people, cannibals, Communists (VIVA LA REVOLUCION COMRADES!), and even those damn WOPs. Before I start this ARDAY, I know I'll probably get kicked for saying WOP (you damn grease-monkeys, I'm on to you!), but that doesn't matter because I am SquidJew. Okay, where to begin... First of all, all you schmucks out there who are wasting my damn eyes' time by saying the Kirsten Dusnt is not hot. What the bloody hell is wrong with you idiots? Who do you consider 'hot'? Sailor fucking Moon? Maybe this is all pent-up frustration at the idea that none of you (me included, mostly because I've got certain ideas that frighten most people) will EVER get the chance of talking to someone like her. I don't know. Maybe you just hate her for some damn reason. Granted, saying Spider-baby or whatever isn't the best thing to say when one is starring in the movie, but Hell, she was probably doing that to piss you people off. And that idea makes me squeal with glee. Second: Those of you who say that Spidey 2 wasn't a good movie. TO HELL WITH YOU! It was a damn good movie! I know why you think that, yes I do. You think that cause Alfred Molina (Doc Ock) is a good actor. You putzes seem to have this warped perception on who is a good actor. Dunst may not be the best, but she's pretty good. Reading these posts makes me wish that the Cold War had ended up in a vast desert of radioactive Hell throughout the Earth. And yes, I know I have a choice to when it comes to reading these things, I read them because I hate myself. Occasionally, between flipping from AMC to Comedy Central, I have seen this 'Smallville' you speak of. Now, Superman is fucking gay to begin with, but that's another ARDAY. Yes, Smallville is truly a virus that should be wiped from the Earth in a wave of NAPALM, but to compare that to Spidey 2 is fucking retarded. If I ever win the Revolution that is growing inside my head (and God willing I will someday), I will celebrate by re-educating you schmucks in culture. You will be exposed to the great movies of Humankind (Zulu, French Connection, Jaws, and The Untouchables to begin with) and will be forced to read some books. Not the kind with pictures and little text boxes with funny print in them, sorry. Making a good movie is something that takes extreme talent, and Raimi did that with S2. Seriously, you know I'm right. Get the fuck over it. Numero 3: Those people who hate on Venom. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?! What other kind of villain kicks uber ass than the 'teetering on good-and-evil/schizophrenic alien type thing' villain archetype? NONE! Except for Green Goblin, of course, that's only because Willem Dafoe was in the role. And he fucking rocks. Oh, and Doc Ock. If in the comics he was as good as in the movie, then he was kickass. I bet I know why you hate Venom. Cause his suit is black. Well, not suit, but alien symbiote. Whew, caught myself, almost got gang raped by fanboys. You're all racists. You also hate Carnage cause he represents the Indians. He's angry because deep inside, the Indians are angry at the white men. With good reason might I add! Four: This one is directed towards the dude who played Harry. Okay, he's good at playing the fucked-up best friend, but he just doesn't have the aura for a villain. Willem Dafoe can pull that off cause he just LOOKS evil. Rent Platoon and be surprised at the fact that he's a good guy. In closing for this section, that dude is not a villain. Yes. Well, the band White Lion is pissing me off so I must go beat something with a hammer. So to close this ARDAY, I suggest that you fanboys not think too highly of your opinions. Go outside and marvel at the sun. Adieu.

  • July 19, 2004, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Chick that reads comic books!

    by Vampbuny

    Hey! I was just reading some replies, and saw that abunch of you guys think there are no chicks that read comic books! I'm a huge comic fan and even work at a comic book shop in town! Just thought I would post so everyone would know there is at least one comic book dork out there thats female...and I'm also a anime dork and a cosplayer! -Armitage- http://www.cosplayidol.com/cosplayers/complete.asp?memberid=2259 Those are my cosplay outfits!

  • July 19, 2004, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Nah Spideyexpert, here's why I think Carnage would make a cool m

    by Dragonfire

    It's not just because he looks cool and because of the visual effects. I think it would be good for the story as well. There's an old saying which goes "the more evil the villain is, the more heroic the hero is" or something like that. Well, in that case imagine Spidey going up against a twisted psychopath like Carnage. The whole audience would be rooting for him. The thing which really made me respect Carnage, even though I've never read the comics, was these marvel cards I used to get. For each card, there'd be a popular marvel character on the front, and on the back there'd be another marvel character telling you about the character on the front of the card, usually that character's arch-enemy or love interest or something. For example on the captain America card there'd be a comment by Red skull on the back. For the Carnage card, there was a comment from Spider-man on the back where Spidey says that no enemy of his made him question his own code against killing more then Carnage. In other words, the hero is never supposed to kill the villain but Spider-man admits he truly wanted to kill Carnage. If they had a Spider-man movie with Carnage, they could play on that conflict, with Spider-man wanting to kill Carnage but realizing if he did he wouldn't be the hero anymore.

  • July 19, 2004, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Same idea as DD

    by Spideyexpert8315

    It takes alot of time to develop the Carnage character. They might not make enough movies to get to Carnage. Also about the killing thing if u hav seen Daredevil he did that in that movie. When he was beatin up a thug the kid said dont hurt me and DD said im not the bad guy kid. By the end of the movie DD had killed every bad guy he had faced before realizin he dosent hav to kill anyone cuz he isnt the bad guy and he didnt kill Kingpin. It might not be good to hav a same concept in a Spiderman movie where he questions killing someone and how he wouldnt make him a hero.

  • July 19, 2004, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Will KD's nipples be doused and erect in Spiderman 3?

    by Det. John Kimble

    Only reasons to keep her in the film that I've seen.

  • July 19, 2004, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Kirstens nipples in Spidey one for fake plastic ones.

    by Spideyexpert8315

    Comment in subject.

  • July 21, 2004, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah but it was pretty weak in DD

    by Dragonfire

    In my opinion anyway. Firstly, the kingpin isn't half as evil as Carnage. Secondly, the idea is that Spider-man already knows it's wrong to kill the enemy, but he considers doing it anyway, whereas Daredevil just realizes it's wrong to kill the enemy in the movie. Besides, it's not like Spider-man's internal conflict would be the only drama in a story involving Carnage. I think the pure evil of Carnage would give the story impact. Point is, I'm not just some visual effects craving dumbass. Yes I may not have read the comics (though I did want to, just no where to get hold of them here) but I still respect the character and the story of Spider-man. I wouldn't want a film with Carnage just 'cause it looked cool.

  • July 21, 2004, 9:29 p.m. CST

    by sabian123

  • July 21, 2004, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Carnage

    by sabian123

    Carnage not a favorite of fans? I dont know how true that is but he is one of the greatest villins not to mention scariest. Anyone read the the issue of ultimate spiderman with carnage lately. I also read somewhere that raimi is not sure where to go with harry. That he had finished writing spiderman 3. I hope he is trying to throw a brain fuck at everybody because if he goes and resolves it like he said in a recent interview having harry understand why his father was killed and then all his feelings faid away then both movies will mean nothing! Or he would just be a bother to spiderman. Is what he said it could go both ways. I dont see how . One and two have built it up. Everything in both movies will mean nothing. 1 and 2 have taken us thru part of a great ride but if three ends with peter and mary getting back like raimi hinted then i guess this guy really is stupid and knows nothing about writing. Harry already blames him for stealing mj,killing his father, taking his fathers love. This is all leading to his fall from grace. Its like having episode 1 and 2 of the star wars trilogy where everyone knows hes going to be darth vader because basically thats what all the build up is about then all of a sudden anakin doesnt. As for mj not dying in the comics well the kingpin was white.,spidey had web shooters in the comics, batman was somewhat built not some skinny out of shape fuck,gwen was peters first love and it was never about mary jane till gwen died and some idiot producer said that gwen did'nt have enough depth as a character. There writers give her some. I dont know who the lady was but i saw her on the making of spider man 1 talk about gwen. See the promblem what i most feared would happen. People who really care nothing of the characters having a say in what to do. Raimi has done good but i fear he might not be as faithful as he says but i hope im wrong. So ill say it again. If mj doesnt die and harry doesnt turn to goblin 2 which will be hobgoblin because, let me say this again so the dumb asses that dont pay attention will understand. This is the movie industry they wont do the same villin twice and as much as id love to see harry turn goblin 2 with the right goblin uniform and kill mary jane and beat spiderman to a pulp leaving him in a buling full of bombs, then come to his senses and save peter and die from a heartatack from the serum. WE WILL SEE HOBGOBLIN BUT IF YOU GO TO SPIDERMANHYPE THERE MIGHT NOT EVEN BE A GOBLIN. i HOPE THATS NOT TRUE FOR THE FRANCHISES SAKE BECAUSE THAT WILL KILL THE FRANCHISE!!!! oKAY NOW TO THE CARNAGE MOVIE THAT COULD BE BETTER THEN ALL THREE SPIDERMAN MOVIES. cARNAGE IS A KILLER. a TOTAL NUTSO. dOESNT ANYBODY REMEMBER THE FIRST ISSUE WERE SPIDEY FINDS A MESSAGE WRITTEN IN BLOOD. hES CRAZY. alTHOUGH HE IS ALSO FUNNY. VERY SICK SENSE OF HUMOR. i KNOW IM GOING TO GET BASHED FOR SAYING THIS BUT REMEMBER IN BATMAN WHEN JIM CAREEY PLAYS THE RIDDLER. tHERE WERE THESE MOMENTS WERE JIM REALLY LOOKED CRAZY. mOST OF THE SCENES IM TALKING ABOUT WAS WHEN HE WASNT IN COSTUME LIKE WHEN HE THREW THAT GUY OUT THE WINDOW. AND IN THE END WHEN HE SAYS HES BATMAN. tHAT MOVIE TOTALLY SUCKED BUT GIVEN THE RIGHT DIRECTOR I THINK CAREY COULD PULL IT OFF. MAINLY BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE SEEN HIN IN SO MANY GOOD ROLES. THE CABELE GUY WHEN HE BEATS THAT GUY IN THE RESTROOM. sHIT MAN IHE BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THAT DUDE AND EVEN THOUGH I KNOW I SHOUD'NT ROOT FOR HIM I COULDNT HELP IT. jUST IMAGINE CAREY PLAYING AN ABSOLUTE EVIL CHARACTER NO HOLDS BAR. tHEN YES LIKE SOMEONE SAID EARLIER ABOUT SPIDERMAN HAVING TO DEAL WITH KILLING SOMEONE. THAT COULD BE PLAYED OUT. maYBE HAVE HIM KILL SOMEONE CLOSE TO HIM. i DONT KNOW JUST A IDEA. WITH SINGER MOVING ON TO DIRECT SUPERMAN AFTER MAKING SUCH AN AWSONE SEQUEL NOT TO MENTION ENDING NOW WITH RAIMI'S RECENT LITTLE REVELATION I FEAR MARVELS TWO JEMS WHICH HAVE SO MUCH TO GIVE WILL BE LEFT TO ROT .i PRAY TO THE MOVIE GODS IM WRONG BUT IF IM NOT HOPEFULLY STEPHEN DOES DIRECT TRANSFORMERS. sO AT LEAST ILL HAVE THAT TO LOOK FOWARD TO IF RAIMI DOES INDEED DO A MAXIMUM CARNAGE ON HIS TO MASTERPIECES JUST LIKE GEORGE DID WIT STAR WARS EPISODE 1 AND 2.