written by written by David Koepp, from the characters created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Green Goblin: Wake up little spider, wake up. No, you're not dead... yet... Just paralyzed... temporarily. You're an amazing creature, Spiderman, you and I are not so different. Well... to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the path of the hero and they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother? Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city and those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You and me, we're exceptional. I could squash you like a bug right now, but I'm offering you a choice. Join me. Imagine what we could accomplish together. What we could create or we could destroy. Cause the death of countless innocents in selfish battle again and again and again until we're both dead? Is that what you want? Think about it hero...

Kudos and much thanks go to Sue for this monologue, it is very much appreciated. I decided to edit out Peter Parker's lines for the purposes of my website. It's really Willem Dafoe's scene when it comes down to it... Thanks to Elizabeth as well for sending in a couple of corrections.

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