James Franco criticises `Amazing Spider-Man`
London: 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.