|Spider-Man (2002) concept art by Jim Martin|
Check out Spider-Man concept art by Jim Martin!
Did you know Doctor Octopus was almost in Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man film?
In Spider-Man (2002), the villain was Green Goblin (Wilem Dafoe) and in Spider-Man 2 (2004) the villain was Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina), but I found some concept illustrations for the first film that included Dr. Octopus. So what gives? Artist Jim Martin confirmed that he was "later taken out of the story and put in the sequel." One draft of the script had both Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus as villains, but Doc Ock was removed in Scott Rosenberg's rewrite to simplify the story.
Jim Martin is a professional concept artist who's worked on major projects like The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995).
See more of Jim Martin's wonderful portfolio at jimmartindesign.co.
Click on the links if you want to see more of Jim Martin's artwork or Spider-Man on my blog.
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Spider-Man what did you think? Would you have liked to see Doctor Octopus in the first Spider-Man?