Willem Dafoe is still throwing shade at Spider-Man reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, much like James Franco has. Last year, Dafoe expressed polite apathy toward the reboot when asked whether or not he’d see it. He said playing Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man “really completed something” for him. (Mortgage payments?) Now he offers a stronger opinion on the reboot.
While being interviewed about Beyond: Two Souls (releasing for the PS3 next week), Dafoe told Total Film, “I saw a trailer for the first Spider-Man reboot and I thought, ‘This is crazy! It’s not shot for shot, but it’s the same story. I thought, ‘This is sort of a cynical approach to making money!’”
Hollywood having a cynical approach to making money? Sacré bleu!
Dafoe added, “I like Spider-Man, the first one that I was involved in, because although you can argue all sorts of things, from my perspective it was very pure. It really was. The way Sam Raimi approached it, it was pure in its intentions and I think he captured, particularly, Tobey [Maguire] at that particular moment. This real, genuine innocence; it wasn’t indicated. Then after that it became more difficult because it’s hard to achieve that when it’s gotten some kind of attention and a certain level of success!”
He doesn’t knock Chris Cooper’s portrayal of Norman Osborn, however. He says actors portray the same character in theater all the time.
Perhaps the best part of the story is when he reveals he hasn’t bothered to see The Amazing Spider-Man. Problem?
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