Franco unimpressed with 'Amazing Spider-Man'
James Franco has slammed 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.
The 34-year-old actor - who played Peter Parker's best friend-turned-enemy Harry Osbourn in Sam Raimi's original 'Spider-Man' trilogy - was left unimpressed by Mark Webb's reboot of the superhero
story and claims the only point of the copy-cat film was to cash in at the box-office.
He told MTV: "They could've strayed a little bit more from the original. It's like... Why? Guess they made a lot of money. OK, congrats, good for them. Sam and I moved on, we made 'Oz'."
Sam - whose new film 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' is out in March - planned on producing two more sequels after completing 'Spider Man 3' in 2007.
However, he and leading man Tobey Maguire quit over script issues and Marvel's decision to make a prequel, featuring the hero as a high school student.
The filmmaker said at the time: "While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they
will do a terrific job."