No matter how many villains the sagas have spider-man, we are all sure that Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin takes the crown. Apart from the fact that he is an excellent actor who knew how to hit the nail on the head with said role, each of his contributions has been more chilling than the next.
The actor has already given life to Norman Osborn on four different occasions, but in each of them his appearances were somewhat different. In the first spider-man, by Sam Raimi, the Green Goblin was the main villain of the film. In addition to wreaking havoc for his company executives and his partners in military-funded research, the villain managed to embarrass the spider and his loved ones.
The character returned in Raimi’s next two films, but with cameo appearances. His moments were limited to small cameos, which arose from his son’s imagination, and thanks to a mirror. But fourteen years later he’s back to steal every scene in a heftier role in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), by Jon Watts.
Perhaps because of this last experience, Dafoe assures that if he returned, it would be under one condition. So he told reverse in a recent interview on the occasion of his new film Inside:
“Yeah, everything was in the right place for sure,” Dafoe said. “I mean, that’s a great role. I liked the fact that it was a double role both times. Twenty years ago, and quite recently, the two times (were) very different experiences, but I had a great time both times.”
Upon his return in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the actor was not simply a guest appearance based on nostalgia. Actually, his role was that of the main villain who puts not only Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in trouble, but the rest of the other spiders played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
Also, Dafoe does not like to make simple cameos. The actor wants to be at the center of the action, not because he gains prominence, but because he really likes playing the dual role. During the press tour of the latest arachnid movie, Willem Dafoe confessed that director Jon Watts and producer Amy Pascal were very clear that he would only return to being the Green Goblin if he was part of the action sequences:
“I was worried about how much I could contribute or if it was just a cameo. I was very worried about not having anything to do (…) Doing these physical things, the action, the relevance within the story, was something important to me ”.
For now there are no details about the continuity of Spider-Man in the cinema. Although Kevin Feige already said that he is undoubtedly preparing the fourth installment within Marvel. But about the villains, or the return of previous villains, we still don’t know much. Although the Multiverse always leaves the door open.
Meanwhile Willem Dafoe is about to release Inside. A film directed by Vasilis Katsoupis, which tells the story of a thief (Dafoe) who gets trapped in a high-security attic, after a robbery gone wrong. The film will open on March 17 in the United States.
Luis Angel H. Mora My most stable relationship is with the movies, parties and music. I love writing about cinema, meeting new people and sharing ideas. Idealistic in every way, I guess that’s my Ascendant Aquarian trait.