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James Franco criticises Amazing Spider-Man

James Franco denies having a huge emotional attachment to the <i>Spider-Man</i> franchise

Written by PTI | London |
June 20, 2013 11:16:02 am

Actor James Franco has criticised the makers for remaking Spider-Man before ‘burying the corpse’ of the older trilogy he starred in.

The actor played Harry Osborn,the best friend of Spider-Man’s alter-ego Peter Parker,in the original films.

Although he said he has no emotional attachment to the franchise,he is critical of the movie studio’s decision to reboot the comic book series so soon after the original trilogy,reported Contactmusic.

“I too have been in comic-book films–the Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi. I mention the director because this distinction is now necessary in the wake of the new ‘Spider-Man’ series that arose even before there was time to bury the corpse of the old one and enshroud it in the haze of nostalgia,” Franco wrote in a magazine.

“I don’t have a huge emotional attachment to the Spider-Man franchise as a subject,my biggest sentimental ties are to the people I worked with on those films. I don’t really feel much distress over its being remade,for many reasons,but what is interesting to me is that it has been remade so quickly–and the reasons why,” he added.

Franco appeared alongside Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Raimi’s trilogy between 2002 and 2007.

Sony recently announced it will produce two more sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man in 2016 and 2018,which combined with the 2012 film and next year’s Amazing Spider-Man 2,will bring the new franchise to four films.

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