Marvel cannot get away from speculation and rumors, especially for the upcoming Spider-Man 3: No Way Home. The latest is a picture of Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), and what looks like a masked up Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil) walking together in Los Angeles. Just as reshoots are happening for the latest adventure for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s web-slinger, people on social media have exploded in thinking it is all tied together.
You can see the snapped photos of Kirsten Dunst and Daredevil star below.
When it comes to superhero movies, Kirsten Dunst was known as Mary Jane Watson in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy from the early to mid-2000s. Supposedly, No Way Home will draw connections to previous franchises like Raimi’s and the two Amazing Spider-Man films that starred Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as the hero. We got Doc Ock confirmed by the actor himself, Alfred Molina (Feud), so it is not a huge stretch to get the previous M.J., who had been reimagined as Michelle in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Zendaya (Dune).
Besides Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst, Deborah Ann Woll and the rest of the cast of Daredevil made a splash. While other Netflix Marvel shows had mixed reactions like Iron First and Jessica Jones, Daredevil was the highest-quality and most consistent across its three seasons. Eventually, all of the shows on the streaming service were canceled.
Kirsten Dunst is not alone in the speculation of her reprising her role. The woman next to her appears to possibly be Deborah Ann Woll. She was known as Karen Page in Netflix’s Daredevil series. That series has kicked up a lot of rumors about returning to Marvel Studios’ unstoppable franchise. The most recent being that Charlie Cox supposedly dropped out of a convention to shoot his scenes for No Way Home. In addition to his return, it’s been suggested that he might appear in the She-Hulk Disney+ series.
The reactions on Twitter have been mixed. Some are getting hyped up by the idea of the two actresses reprising their roles, but others have been more skeptical. One person suggested that Kirsten Dunst and the Deborah Ann Woll lookalike might just be friends and having a walk without this being connected to work.
One user shows some excitement by replying to the picture of Kirsten Dunst by tweeting at the Daredevil actress to see if that was her. She did not respond as of this writing, but it is hard to blame someone for trying.
Tom Holland (Avengers: Infinity War), Spider-Man himself, has said that No Way Home is the “most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made.” If that were to be true, then it might pull a live-action Spider-Verse-styled crossover. Marvel has been tight-lipped about the film with no trailers or press for it so far. Of course, Marvel does have to get Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings out in September and Eternals in November, so the crowded lineup might be holding No Way Home back. Surely director Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home) and writers Chris McKenna (Homecoming, Far From Home), and Erik Sommers (Homecoming, Far From Home) have something big cooking for fans. Regardless, we will all find out whether this movie will or will not feature appearances from Kirsten Dunst and others as it hits theaters on December 17.