Tuesday, April 17, 2007

From Entertainment Weekly:

Dunst says she hadn't heard any rumors about Raimi and The Hobbit until EW raised the subject in an interview. She says she can't imagine returning for Part 4 without both her director and her costar: ''It's disrespectful to the whole team, I think, to do that. And audiences aren't stupid. It'd be a big flop without me, Tobey, or Sam."
That's an astounding level of hubris, is what that is. You're dealing with a character in a full face mask played by potentially the most forgettable leading man in history, a love interest that half the die-hard fans couldn't possibly give less of a shit about played by a girl that really ain't pretty enough for the part and the guy that directed The Quick and the Dead.*

The only people that would complain about replacing or excising Mary Jane Watson in a Spider-Man movie are the people that flip out because Optimus Prime has a mouth now. And they'll still show up on opening day, provided the upcoming flick doesn't blow to an astounding degree. The movies are rolling on credit now; they've yet to hit the point of diminishing returns.

Like they couldn't just get another hot redhead. Christ.

*Which isn't to say that I don't have an abiding love for The Quick and the Dead.

13 comments:

Jon Hex said...

Laura Prepon before the dye job.

DCUBoy said...

I agree with you on Tobey, he blows. But Dunst should say. She is beautiful.

Devon said...

Have you seen this girl's teeth?!?!

Scipio said...

"a girl that really ain't pretty enough for the part"

Thank god, I thought I was the only person who thought this...

Jon Hex said...

No offense, but only someone named 'dcuboy' thinks Tobey isn't killing it as Spider-Man.

kelvingreen said...

Aw leave off her. She was probably mashed off her face on marijuana when she said this. ;)

Or was I the only one who read that news story?

Jon said...

It's a shame weed doesn't make you pretty.

Matt said...

I think it's just crazy arrogant to even mention the idea that the film would flop without you, let alone your co-stars.

And I mean, way to alienate everyone else in the cast and crew, right?

-M

xrundog said...

Mary Jane in the Comics is hot. Dunst, though kinda pretty, or at least pleasant looking, aint hot. Mary Jane should be able to boil water by putting her finger in it. Who should it be? Well...there are a lot of 20 something smokin' hot women in Hollywood. I'll bet one of them is available.

Eduo said...

There aren't many women in Hollywood that could fill the geekboy fan's dream the comic's MJ has always been (isn't she supposed to be a Supermodel?). Dunst definitively isn't one of them (and I'm not even referring to her not-commented-upon-enough lazy eye).

Laura Prepon isn't a good choice either, but I'd really prefer her over Dunst any day.

Dunst is probably the only thing I never really liked in the movies (I didn't even complain about the organic web-shooters and I'm not really that upset with the new green goblin's images). She's just never been MJ (she could be a respectable Gwen, though)

kelvingreen said...

There are plenty of people they could cast as an "authentic" MJ, but since they're all FHM/Maxim bait, I doubt any of them could act.

Jon Hex said...

There has to be some hot, redheaded actress slumming up in the indie circuit or in British entertainment who can pull an American accent. I refuse to believe Susan Sarandon and Julianne Moore are the only redheads left in Hollywood.

JonHendry said...

Kate Beckinsale?