When it comes to Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, there is a rather long list of characters who are strongly rumored to be a part of its storyline. Everyone associated with the film is busy denying such reports and leaks teasing tantalizing character appearances, like that Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, will supposedly be seen in the film. Reportedly, even Kristen Dunst and Emma Stone were also going to reprise their respective roles from prior Spider-Man films, but as per insider Daniel Richtman’s latest scoop, that’s no longer the case.
Kristen Dunst played Mary Jane, Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) love interest across three films directed by Sam Raimi. Then, Emma Stone was seen as Gwen Stacy who was Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield) on-and-off girlfriend in the two The Amazing Spider-Man films. Her character met a morbid end when she fell from the clock tower and Peter was unable to save her in time. Both the actresses have been rumored to be a part of Spider-Man: No Way Home and were reportedly going to join their respective webbed superheroes. But according to Richtman’s scoop, while this was Marvel Studios’ initial plan, it could never become a reality.
Apparently, both Kristen Dunst and Emma Stone were supposed to have a cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home. But as the COVID-19 pandemic was running rampant at the time the film was being shot, this plan fell through. Richtman adds that even though they couldn’t be a part of the upcoming Marvel film, Kevin Feige intends to bring them back in a future project. The unofficial scoop offers no further details about this “future project” or what was the initially decided plotline for the two actresses’ appearance in Spider-Man 3.
Given the gazillion rumors and leaks about Spider-Man: No Way Home, it is difficult to categorize this news as genuine or fake at the moment. Though, it should be noted that both Emma Stone and Kirsten Dunst have denied the chances of their involvement in the project. Just days ago, Dunst shot down the rumors while speaking with Total Film. But in a chat with Variety, she assured fans that if she gets the offer to make a comeback as MJ in future Marvel films, she will definitely do it and appear as the older version of her character “with little Spidey babies.”
Like Dunst, Emma Stone has also debunked the reports confidently stating that she is set to make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Gwen Stacy. And she is not the only one. Both Andrew Garfield and Charlie Cox have also dispelled rumors of their return in Spider-Man: No Way Home. In a recent appearance on SiriusXM (via The Hollywood Reporter), Cox stressed that chances of his MCU debut as Daredevil are slim and the studio will most probably cast another actor for the role.
As for Garfield, the actor has been busy quashing the swirling rumors that he is set to reprise his role as Peter Parker from The Amazing Spider-Man films and apparently, he has reached the end of his patience. Recently, he responded to a fan comment that “I am done” denying these rumors and will rather let the release of the film answer everyone’s queries.
While these actors could be telling the truth, it is a well-known fact that those associated with Marvel are infamous for hiding their involvement in projects until the studio decides to make it official (not everyone is Jamie Foxx). But as Marvel will not be loosening its grip on all the closely guarded secrets about Spider-Man: No Way Home’s plot, it is best to let its imminent release reveal all the answers.