Franco Not Impressed With 'Spider-Man' Remake
By KRISTA WICK
January 29, 2013
It seems Spider-Man alum James Franco isn't too keen about the recent relaunch of the web-slinging franchise starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
In an interview with MTV News, Franco (who played Peter Parker's frenemy Harry Osborn in the series) is asked to share his thoughts on director Marc Webb's follow up to Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. His response was not exactly positive.
"Ehhhhh," answered Franco with hesitation. "They could have strayed a little bit more from the original… It was like, 'Why?'"
Both Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man series spin the tale of Peter Parker's journey to becoming NYC's crime-fighting vigilante, but Franco appears to imply that the team behind the reboot failed to get to the heart of the beloved tale, opting instead for profit over perfection.
"I guess they made a lot of money. Congrats. Good for them. Sam and I moved on. We made Oz."