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Kirsten Dunst says there was an ‘extreme’ pay difference between her and Tobey Maguire on Spider-Man

Kirsten Dunst says there was an ‘extreme’ pay difference when she starred opposite Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man


Kirsten Dunst revealed there was an ‘extreme’ pay disparity between her and her Spider-Man co-star Tobey Maguire.

The Bring It On actress, 39, discussed the inequity in a new interview with The Independent, telling the publication: ‘The pay disparity between me and Spider-Man was very extreme.’

‘I didn’t even think about it. I was just like, “Oh yeah, Tobey [Maguire] is playing Spider-Man.”‘

Co-star: 'I didn't even think about it. I was just like, "Oh yeah, Tobey [Maguire] is playing Spider-Man,"' she said of Tobey, seen in 2012 above

Extreme: Kirsten Dunst (above November 14th) revealed there was an ‘extreme’ pay disparity between her and her Spider-Man co-star Tobey Maguire

It’s reported Maguire earned $4million for his part, later negotiating a $17.5million salary for the 2004 sequel Spider-Man 2, per the Cheat Sheet.

The first of the Sam Raimi-directed Marvel features would rake in $821million upon its 2002 release while the sequel earned $789m.

Dunst pointed out how she was central to the sequel’s marketing strategy, telling The Independent: ‘But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and ME,’ she told The Independent.

But Dunst didn’t rule out a return to the role of Mary Jane ‘MJ’ Watson, telling Variety: ‘I would do it. Why not? That would be fun.’

‘I would never say no to something like that,’ she said, joking: ‘I’d be old MJ at this point with little Spidey babies.’

Look at that: Dunst pointed out how she was central to the sequel's marketing strategy, telling The Independent: 'But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and ME,' she told The Independent. Said poster is seen above

Look at that: Dunst pointed out how she was central to the sequel’s marketing strategy, telling The Independent: ‘But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and ME,’ she told The Independent. Said poster is seen above

New cast: Emma Stone took over the role of MJ in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Andrew Garfield playing the Web Slinger

New cast: Emma Stone took over the role of MJ in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Andrew Garfield playing the Web Slinger

After Kirsten’s three movie run as MJ, Emma Stone took over the role in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Andrew Garfield as the Web Slinger. 

In 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a new iteration of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Zendaya played the role of Michelle Jones ‘MJ’, an original character in the MCU that pays homage to Spider-man’s longtime love interest.

She starred alongside Tom in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.

A recent photo leak appeared to confirm rumors that Garfield and Maguire would be appearing in Marvel/Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. 

Comeback kid? A recent photo leak appeared to confirm rumors that Garfield and Maguire would be appearing in Marvel/Sony's upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home

Comeback kid? A recent photo leak appeared to confirm rumors that Garfield and Maguire would be appearing in Marvel/Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home

In one of the images, all three actors were seen together in one frame wearing their Spider-Man costumes.

However, the actors have continued to deny that they are appearing in the movie together.

Kirsten also denied that she would be making an appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.  

‘I’m not in that movie, no. I know there’s rumors, right?’ she told Total Film.

After it was pointed out that Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe were reprising their roles in the upcoming movie, Dunst said, ‘No, I’m the only one [not back]. “Can’t put an old girl in there!”‘

Spider-Man: No Way Home comes out December 17th, 2021. 

Blockbuster: Spider-Man: No Way Home comes out December 17th, 2021

Blockbuster: Spider-Man: No Way Home comes out December 17th, 2021 

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