James Franco Doesn’t Approve of New “Spider-Man” Film Franchise

It’s an obvious money grab, he says – but luckily he’s moved on

By on February 1st, 2013 14:00 GMT

Just in case you were wondering what James Franco thought of the new “Spider-Man” film franchise, which officially kicked off last year with Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” you should know he’s not exactly ok with the idea.

On the contrary actually.

Franco was recently talking about his new movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” which reunites him with the original Spidey director Sam Raimi, and he used the opportunity to diss on the new franchise.

“Ehhhhh,” he said when asked whether he was ok with it, ET reports.

“They could have strayed a little bit more from the original… It was like, ‘Why?’ I guess they made a lot of money. Congrats. Good for them. Sam and I moved on. We made Oz,” Franco added.

Ironically enough, the first original “Spider-Man” film and “The Amazing Spider-Man” got an almost similar reception from the critics, if not from the fans. That is to say, the latter isn’t really that much of a money grab as Franco is trying to make it seem.

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