Willem Dafoe did not like `Spider-Man` reboot

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2013, 10:55 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Willem Dafoe, who played villain `the Green Goblin` in the original `Spider-Man` movie, is not a fan of its reboot starring Andrew Garfield.

Dafoe believes Marc Webb`s version about the web-casting hero was not much different from Sam Raimi directed hit series, reported 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!`," the 58-year-old star said.

Dafoe believes the first film was the best in the series because of the way Raimi approached it.

"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!"

Dafoe may not like the reboot origin story of the popular superhero but `The Amazing Spider-Man` is all set to roll out its second instalment on May 2, 2014.

Webb and lead actors Garfield and Emma Stone return in the sequel. Jamie Foxx will play the villainous Electro, and Paul Giamatti will be Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino in the movie.

The part two will be followed by two more movies-- `The Amazing Spider-Man 3` on June 10, 2016 and `The Amazing Spider-Man 4` on May 4, 2018.