Willem Dafoe Offers to Play Green Goblin in Third Spider-Man

Willem Dafoe is poised to reprise his role as one of the most iconic villains in the franchise. Spiderman Franchising.

In an interview with inverse promoting his new horror movie Insideannounced online on Wednesday, the actor said he will return as Norman Osborn/the Green Goblin for a third film “if everything goes well, sure.”

Dafoe’s performance in Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spiderman, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, continues to be one of his most notable projects. Then he returned as the infamous character in Jon Watts’s 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Homestarring Tom Holland and Zendaya.

“I mean, it’s a great role,” he added. “I liked the fact that it was a dual role both times. Twenty years ago, and quite recently, both times [were] very different experiences, but I had a good time at both.”

But Dafoe isn’t the only character to return in the latest sequel written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film combines three generations of Spiderman films, including previous villains Alfred Molina (2004 Spiderman 2) and Jamie Foxx (2014 Ultimate Spiderman 2), as well as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield once again dressed as Peter Parker.

The At the Gate of Eternity the actor previously said before the release Spider-Man: No Way Home that he would only reprise the role if it wasn’t just a glorified cameo. “I’ll come back if there’s something really good,” the actor said at the time. “If it’s just a cameo or a bit of the top of the hat, I’m not sure. If it’s something important, ‘Yeah.’”


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