unilad
Advert

Willem Dafoe Reportedly Spotted As Green Goblin On Set Of Spider-Man 3

by : Julia Banim on : 06 Feb 2021 12:55
Willem Dafoe Reportedly Spotted As Green Goblin On Set Of Spider-Man 3Sony Pictures Releasing

Willem Dafoe has reportedly been spotted in character as Green Goblin on the set of the upcoming Spider-Man 3.

Although nothing concrete has been confirmed at the time of writing, the report rumours from late last year that Dafoe had been attached to return to the project.

Advert

The new update was originally uncovered by GWW, which said trusted sources had seen Dafoe on set as the comic book villain on February 5.

Willem Dafoe PA Images

These sources are reportedly the same ones who saw Alfred Molina had also been cast in the Spider-Man sequel.

In December, The Illuminerdi reported that Dafoe and Thomas Hayden Church were set to make an eagerly anticipated return to the franchise.

Advert

Dafoe gave a memorable performance as the original Norman Osborn, and Green Goblin, in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002), while Church played Flint Marko, the Sandman, in Spider-Man 3 (2008).

Spider-Man Far From Home 2Sony Pictures

Speaking with ComicBook ahead of the WandaVision premiere, Marvel boss Kevin Feige addressed some of the rumoured returns for Spider-Man 3: ‘I’ve read some things. I’m not sure I’ve read all things. The fun thing about online speculation when it comes to our stuff is how sometimes it couldn’t be more off the mark and sometimes it’s shockingly close, and that’s held true for the last few years. But saying which is which would take all the fun out of everything.’

Feige continued:

Advert

The biggest clue is the title of the second Doctor Strange movie. That’s the biggest clue of where the Multiverse of Madness is taking us and how we’re exploring that.

It’s surreal to me that we’re talking about a Spider-Man 3. I worked on a movie called Spider-Man 3 many years ago directed by Mr. Sam Raimi. So this clearly, the shorthand of calling it Spider-Man 3 now, it’s fine. We call it Homecoming 3.

It’s understood that, if Dafoe is indeed back as Green Goblin, he will be joining Molina and Jamie Foxx, who will reprising their roles as supervillains Doctor Octopus and Electro, respectively. Whether or not the villains will be joining forces against Spidey remains to be seen.

Spider-Man 3 is currently scheduled for release on December 17, 2021.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Celebrity

Meat Loaf Has Died Aged 74

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV, Spider-Man 3

Credits

GWW and 2 others
  1. GWW

    WILLEM DAFOE SPOTTED ON SET FOR UNTITILED SPIDER-MAN 3

  2. The Illuminerdi

    SPIDER-MAN 3: WILLEM DAFOE AND THOMAS HADEN CHURCH NEGOTIATING A RETURN IN MIND-BLOWING SEQUEL: EXCLUSIVE

  3. Comicbook.com

    Spider-Man 3: Willem Dafoe Reportedly on Set, Reprising Green Goblin Role