Willem Dafoe Shares Film Affected By Green Goblin Complaint
Spider-Man: No Coming Home Star Willem Dafoe says a complaint from Green Goblin affected the film. In a conversation with The New York Times, the beloved actor admitted that some fans may not have liked his grandiose helmet too much. The goblin headgear is unmistakable if you’ve seen the 2001 Sam Raimi movie. With those weird translucent yellow eyes and pearlescent green paint, they’re eye-catching. However, some members of the fanbase wanted a slightly more comedic version of Spider-Man’s greatest enemy. Dafoe was okay with the complacency, and like the master craftsman that he is, the star began to focus on what kind of opportunities it would open up for him. Unsurprisingly, the idea of being able to convey more emotion with his face really spoke to the Spider Man scoundrel. If fan reactions are any indication, the change worked out really well. Dafoe managed to win over another generation of Spider-Man fans with No coming home.
“I have to be honest, I’m aware there’s been some criticism about this. [Green Goblin] mask in the original one,” he explained. “We’ve heard it enough that it’s probably a consideration, to change it up a bit. I don’t think about that because I don’t think about moving with my face. My face follows my heart. It’s just an expression of how you feel.
In a previous interview with Mulderville, Dafoe explained what his special stipulations were for returning to the franchise. He wanted to do his own stunts if Norman Osborn was to be part of this multiversal throw.
“Doing this physical stuff was important to me,” Dafoe said. “In fact, one of the first things I said to Jon [Watts] and Amy [Pascal], basically, when they pitched it to me before there was even a script, it was, ‘Look, I don’t just want to appear there as a cameo or just fill in some close-ups . I want to do action because it’s fun for me. Also, it’s really impossible to add integrity or fun to the character if you don’t participate in those things. Because all that action stuff informs your relationships with the characters and the story. This gives you the right to play the character, in a fun way.
See the description of Spider-Man: No Coming Home here:
“With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks With the help of Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it really means to be Spider-Man.
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