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May 31, 2020   Comments Off on Spider-Man: 10 Actors Who Were Almost Cast In The Webslinger’s Movies Media / Article

Like any franchise, the Spider-Man movies were plagued with casting rumors and what if scenarios. These 10 in particular stand out the most.

2. Billy Crudup As Norman Osborn In The Raimi Trilogy
Billy Crudup was cast to play Norman Osborn in Sam Raimi’s initial Spider-Man movie, but he dropped out after the filming schedule clashed with that of Almost Famous and he also came to think that he was too young to convincingly play James Franco’s father (he’s only ten years older than him). Before Willem Dafoe was cast, the producers offered the role to John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Robert De Niro, Nicolas Cage (who later voiced Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and John Malkovich (who would later be cast to play the Vulture in Raimi’s Spider-Man 4, which was ultimately canned).

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