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Willem Dafoe spoke recently about his disapproval of the Spider-Man reboot, saying it was made for the money.
"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," Dafoe told Total Film. "I thought, 'This is sort of a cynical approach to making money!'"
Dafoe played Norman Osborn in the three Spider-Man films directed by Sam Raimi, with Tobey Maguire as Spider-man.
Mark Webb's reboot, The Amazing Spiderman, starred Andrew Garfield.
The Guardian reports that Dafoe's cast mate, James Franco, also spoke of his disagreement with the film, saying it was made so quickly.
"I don't really feel much distress over it being remade, for many reasons, but what is interesting to me is that it has been remade so quickly," Franco said. "When great directors like Sam Raimi and Christopher Nolan show that equally great characters can live within special-effects-laden films, then the comic-book genre becomes legitimised and great actors will follow. But the biggest reason, we cannot forget, is money."
The sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is set to release in 2014 with Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti joining the cast.
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