Willem Dafoe Talks Returning As Green Goblin In Spider-Man: No Way Home


Spider-Man: No Way Home is only a few days away from being released and Willem Dafoe has opened up about what it’s been like returning as the Green Goblin.

He, Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx all did a panel together at CCXP, and they were each asked about playing their iconic Marvel villains again in the movie. However, it was Dafoe’s response to the question which really intrigued us.

Here’s what he had to say when he was asked about returning as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home:

You know, when I heard it, I thought, ‘Well, that’s pretty nutty, I got speared pretty good in the first film,’ but I thought, ‘Okay, they can figure out a way to bring me back. “But it was really the pitch, and like Jamie, I know Amy’s [Pascal] history. She walked me through it, and then Jon [Watts], the director, kind of pitched the whole idea before I read a script, and it sounded like a lot of fun and a good solution. Then when we went deeper into it, I liked the idea that I was returning to something that was the same but different. it’s a return to something I did before with that kind of history, but the spin there’s a spin on it, and that appealed to me.

Willem Dafoe will go deeper into the mind of the Green Goblin than ever before in Spider-Man: No Way Home

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So, it sounds like Willem Dafoe is going to be really delving deep into the psyche of the Green Goblin No Way Home. I think that’s what we all what to see.

Foxx also added that in the movie it’s going to be very personal for the Green Goblin’s character. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

We’ve just been watching Willem, and it seems personal, because with Electro and us, it’s to the world, the world did me wrong. But when something is personal, and you can go all the way back to Shakespear, when something is personal there’s nothing that can beat that, no matter what costume you put on, no matter what you say. So when he [Dafoe] speaks he has the power.

Foxx then finished off by saying: “It’s personal, and any time you can get a character to be personal in a movie it has the most weight.”

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to seeing Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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