James Franco has no “problem” with Spider-Man‘s new direction without director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire on board.
Columbia Pictures and Marvel Comics announced that (500) Days of Summer auteur Marc Webb will direct the first installment of its new Spider-Man franchise.
“I don’t have a problem with that,” James, who played Spidey’s nemesis Harry Osborn, said last night at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Howl, his new movie about the late poet Allen Ginsberg, reports E! Online.
“It worked out well for Batman, and comics themselves have different artists and writers. I think it’s perfectly fine.”
He added: “I think for the viewers you want a little space [between Raimi’s and Webb’s flicks] so you can get everyone else out of your head.”
Meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst, who played Peter Parker’s love interest, said at the Art of Elysium benefit, “It’s sad to see it end. I think for Sam it was time for him to move on and so we’re all going to move on with him. But we’ve had a good ten years.”