10 Years After the First Spider-Man Movie, It’s Time for a RebootSummer 2012 is shaping up to be fun for superhero fans. In May, Marvel's The Avengers crushed all competition. On July 3, The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters with a new cast. Spider-Man's first appearance was in Amazing Fantasy #15, published in August 1962âalmost exactly 50 years ago. We don't need to say "spoiler alert" to tell you that the wall-crawler went on to fame and fortune in multiple mediums, including the first Spider-Man movie in 2002. Will this latest group of actors be as amazing as before? Read on, true believer. By Brett Singer
Willem Dafoe was extremely well cast as Norman Osborn, the man who becomes the Green Goblin. Dafoe is a great actor who can chew scenery when the role calls for it, and Osborn/Green Goblin is without a doubt one of those roles. For example, he thinks he's two different people. Also, homicidal maniac. Did we mention the character is a major nut job?