Harry is Hob Goblin, not Green Goblin, Green Goblin was his dad.I'm looking forward to it. The Green Goblin thread should be pretty good. I think the Sandman is a fairly lame villain (though the guy who's playing him is a good actor), and I reckon he's only in there so that Raimi has the time to show Harry's decent.
I was actually looking through some cabinets the other day and came across a complete set of the first 12 issue "Marvel Secret Wars," where the alien symbiote costume was first introduced. (I think it was shown there even before it was in the Spiderman comic book, in 1984 or 5.) Sat down and read them for the first time in what must be close to 20 years. To get the whole Outsider backstory involved would be a leeetle bit complicated. To say nothing of Galactus, Dr. Doom, Molecule Man, etc., etc.Oh and what's the odds that the symbiote's origins change significantly? They'll have to put in a lot of exposition if they stick with the 'alien organism' tag. I bet they just have Peter create it in a lab.