In a move which baffled many Spider-Man fans, Sam Raimi and company chose to introduce Gwen Stacy into the film franchise in the third installment. Stacy, of course, is well known among True Believers for being Peter Parker's first true love, and her tragic death sent shock waves throughout the geek community. For the movie franchise, Stacy's existence was initially ignored, and MJ was instead chosen for Peter's first girl; hence the raised eyebrows of fans when Stacy was announced for the new film as a rival love interest.

ComingSoon recently spoke with Kirsten Dunst about the competition, and Dunst assured them it was on-screen only. In fact, she thoroughly enjoys having another major female character on set, as it gives her "a girl to share all the testosterone with." Discussing the character of Stacy, Dunst said: "Her character adds another type of woman that puts Peter in a position obviously with conflict with me and lying and this and all of those things just create more drama in our relationships." Dunst also said she was glad to have a year off between films, because the time away allowed her to truly renew her excitement for the franchise.
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