One of the biggest superheroes alongside Ironman and Captain America, Spider-man has remained one of the most valuable properties for Marvel since the golden age of comic books. The character through many live-action iterations before finding its definitive version with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man.
The original was critically and commercially successful, starring Tobey Maguire as Spider-man and Kristen Dunst as his love interest, Mary Jane. The movie’s villain, Green Goblin was portrayed by legendary actor Willem Dafoe who lobbied to play the role.
James Franco’s cheesy Harry Osborn
Alongside the stellar cast was James Franco who played Peter Parker’s best friend and Green Goblin aka Norman Osborn’s son, Harry Osborn. Despite acting decently, the actor has received negative remarks over the years for his performance, and it has not aged well.
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The actor later had a larger part to play in the third installment of the franchise, with the film getting mixed reception and his performance also being criticized. Uttering many cringy lines and weird dialogue delivery such as telling a waitress at a coffee shop, how good the pie is.
Dave Franco as the next Harry Osborn?
Being the second reboot of the web-crawler of the century, we haven’t seen the Harry Osborn of this iteration. Many fans have splashed around the idea to see James Franco’s younger brother portray the character. When asked about the possibility, Dave Franco stated to Comicbook.com:
“That’s treading in a territory that’d be a little tricky. You know what you’re saying when you say that.”
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With many actors getting into the MCU, and the studio looking to expand their roster, we’re seeing some interesting casting, including John Krasinski as Mr. Fanstastic. So it’s not far-fetched to assume that we get to see Dave Franco cast as Harry Osborn by Marvel as a nod to the fans.
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