“Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland responded to criticism of the film from Kirsten Dunst.
Dunst, who starred as Mary-Jane Watson in Sam Raimi’s original “Spider-Man” trilogy between 2002 and 2007, had some unkind things to say about the second reboot of the franchise before it came out last month.
“We made the best ones, so who cares?” Dunst told Marie Claire in June. “I’m like, ‘You make it all you want.’ They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious. You know what I mean?”
The opinion is clearly inspired by the fact that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is already the third iteration of the Spider-Man character on-screen after Dunst’s own series starring Tobey Maguire as the web-slinger, and the two films featuring Andrew Garfield in the role.
In another interview with Variety, Dunst said, “I don’t care. Everyone likes our Spider-Man. C’mon, am I right or what? Listen, I’d rather be in the first ones than the new ones.”
The new series star Holland didn’t take too much offense at Dunst’s comments when asked about them by Movie ‘n’ Co UK.
“You know, she’s entitled to her own opinion and I’m not one to judge at all,” Holland said. “I definitely am not doing this movie for the money. I mean, it’s a job that I think anyone would do regardless of what you were getting paid, you know?”
“All I know is I had the greatest time on this movie and I absolutely loved it and, you know, if she doesn’t want to go and see it, I don’t really care,” Holland added. “I don’t dislike her in any way for what she said and she’s entitled to her own opinion, so it’s all cool.”
Audiences certainly seemed to be pleased with the new “Spider-Man” film, and Sony and Marvel have already set a sequel to “Homecoming” for release on July 5, 2019, with Holland returning in the lead role.