A lot of people are still puzzling over why John Carter didn't fare better at the box office, particularly after we all saw the scale of the visual feast director Andrew Stanton prepared for us. Co-star Willem Dafoe is just as baffled as we are ... but he does have a theory.
Norman Osborn's Green Goblin may have been a major player in Sam Raimi's original trilogy of Spider-Man films, but that classic character was relegated to the shadows (literally) in Marc Webb's recent reboot. So what does the original Goblin Willem Dafoe think of the new film? Apparently, not much.
Why is director Andrew Stanton sure you'll love his upcoming film John Carter? Because he believes that, "If I could read a book in 1976 that was written in 1912 and love it for what it was, then I can trust the people of 2012 will like it for the same reasons."