Caged Heat — Nicholas Cage is in talks to play one of the webbed superhero's nemeses, the Green Goblin

In 1978, Superman took on Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor. A decade later, Batman battled Jack Nicholson’s Joker. Now Columbia is looking for a superstar to play the Green Goblin, one of two villains in the big-screen Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire. (The other is Doctor Octopus.) And who tops the studio’s list to hurl explosive jack-o’-lanterns as the hobgoblin? None other than Nicolas Cage — who once considered starring in a Superman remake. ”He’d be a great Green Goblin,” says the film’s coexec producer (and comic-book creator) Stan Lee. Cage’s publicist says the actor has been talking to the filmmakers, but his schedule is tighter than Spidey’s bodysuit.

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