Sam Raimi hearts Mary Jane

Love or hate the Spider-Man trilogy you have to give Sam Raimi credit on at least one thing: he chose the right actors for the parts. Tobey Maguire IS Peter Parker in my mind, and the same goes for Kirsten Dunst being Mary Jane Watson. Thing is, Maguire has signed on for the fourth film while Dunst is still negotiating. Sam Raimi really hopes she's in the film. According to MTV Splash Page, Raimi can't imagine a film without Dunst. He literally said that: “I can’t imagine making a ‘Spider-Man’ movie without Kirsten,” he said, seemingly contemplating the idea in his head with a long pause. “Of course it can be done because Spider Man has existed without the character of Mary-Jane but she’s one of my favorite parts and it would be a shame not to have her in the picture. I’m hoping she’ll be in it and I’m planning on having a story with her in it.” So yeah. Raimi really likes Dunst as Mary Jane and hopes that she makes it in the film. The good news is that Sony is doing the film, meaning Marvel isn't involved to lowball her on an offer. Another interesting tidbit from the article was the mention of villain. Or villains to be exact. “The writers, producers and I are working out what the story will be, but we haven’t been talking in terms of Part 4 and 5. I’ve read that [about 'Spider-Man 5’] also, but right now we’re just working on the story for ‘Spider-Man 4,’ just that one film." “We’re definitely talking about working from all the material in the comic books and nothing [invented] outside of that, “Raimi continued. “All the characters or villain or villains, whatever we decide to do will be from Stan Lee’s creations or those that came after him.” No new crazy villains, and there's the possibility that we could be seeing two villains again. As long as the movie isn't too long and one villain added in just for the sake of having the character in the movie (think Venom from Spider-Man 3) then I think we'll be alright. Sam Raimi hearts Mary Jane