‘Spider-Man’ Concept Art Shows Off Alternate Takes on the Green Goblin and Doc Ock
Once upon a time, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ with Andrew Garfield wasn’t a thing, but Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man‘ trilogy starring Tobey Maguire was. In fact, these films were the spark that ignited the current comic book movie craze, making them some of the most influential films of the century so far. Like with all kinds of history, it’s fun to imagine “What-If?” with films of great cultural significance, so some recently unearthed concept art from the original 2002 ‘Spider-Man’ movie should prove fascinating for devotees of superhero cinema.
Originally posted over at Comic Book Movie, these concept drawings by Jim Martin show off a very different movie than the one that was ultimately shot. First, Spidey fans who were already annoyed by the deviations that Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin took from his comic book counterpart probably would have torn their hair out over this version, which abandons the “Goblin” look altogether for an oddball get-up that looks more like Ant-Man than a Spider-Man villain (although the alternate gliders are pretty cool).
Even more interesting is the concept drawing of Dr. Otto Octavius, AKA, Doctor Octopus, who was apparently going to be part of the first film at one point. Although his trademark tentacles look very similar to the what got attached to Alfred Molina in ‘Spider-Man 2,’ the art shows off a more traditional take on the villain, lab coat and all.
You can check out the art for yourself below (and click on them to make ‘em bigger). If you want to use the comments section below to talk about how Raimi’s original films are so much better than the news ones (or vice versa), we’d love to hear what you have to say.