Willem Dafoe Teases Green Goblin ‘Has More Tricks Up’ in Spider-Man: No Way Home

Willem Dafoe Teases Green Goblin Has ‘More Tricks Up’ With Improved, ‘More Flexible’ Costume in Spider-Man: No Way Home


Four-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe has “more tricks up his sleeve” when he returns in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which hits UK theaters December 15 and the US December 17.

The Wisconsin-born 66-year-old — who reprized his role as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin — raved about his character’s new costume during a CCXP panel with co-stars Tom Holland and Jamie Foxx.

‘I stood there for eight hours and they put several pre-formed pieces on me’, Willem recalls from a distance during the Comic Con Experience last Saturday in Brazil.

Cinema exclusive! Four-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (L) has ‘more tricks up his sleeve’ when he returns in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which hits UK theaters December 15 and US December 17.

“Now they scan me and they can design it and then make the costume and then try it on me. It’s a huge leap in technology. They are more flexible. We can do more things with him.

“Old Norman and the Goblin are further down the line and have a few more tricks up their sleeve. There have been upgrades to the costume, shall we say.”

Returning to the role he played in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007), Dafoe revealed how a pitch from producer Amy Pascal and director Jon Watts persuaded him to join the film’s cast. (Foxx) and Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina).

The French star of Dispatch said: ‘It was really the pitch. And, like Jamie, I know Amy’s history. She walked me through it, and then Jon, the director, pitched the whole idea before I read a script and it sounded like a lot of fun and a good solution.

2021: The Wisconsin-born 66-year-old - who reprized his role as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin - raved about his character's new costume

Willem Dafoe pictured in his Green Goblin suit for Spider-Man in 2002

2021 vs. 2002: Wisconsin-born 66-year-old – who reprized his role as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin – raved about his character’s new costume

Willem recalled remotely on a CCXP panel last Saturday: 'I stood there for eight hours and they put several pre-formed pieces on me.  Now they scan me and they can design it and then make the costume and then try it on me.  It's a huge leap in technology.  They are more flexible'

Willem recalled remotely on a CCXP panel last Saturday: ‘I stood there for eight hours and they put several pre-formed pieces on me. Now they scan me and they can design it and then make the costume and then try it on me. It’s a huge leap in technology. They are more flexible’

Dafoe added: “We can do more things with him.  Old Norman and the Goblin are further down the line and they have a few more tricks up their sleeve.  There have been upgrades on the costume let's say'

Dafoe added: “We can do more things with him. Old Norman and the Goblin are further down the line and they have a few more tricks up their sleeve. There have been upgrades on the costume let’s say’

Villain Panel: The French Dispatch star was joined at Comic Con Experience in Brazil with fellow returning villains Alfred Molina (as Doctor Octopus) and Jamie Foxx (as Electro)

Villain Panel: The French Dispatch star was joined at Comic Con Experience in Brazil with fellow returning villains Alfred Molina (as Doctor Octopus) and Jamie Foxx (as Electro)

“And then we got into it more deeply, I liked the idea of ​​returning to something that was the same but different.”

Willem previously admitted that he finds superhero films ‘too long and too noisy’ despite his Spider-Man role.

Dafoe said, “You have fun with some of the things you get to do because there’s a lot of hardware and there’s a lot of crazy crane shots and things like that. That’s nice.

“But the stuff has overshot. They spend a lot of money on big set pieces because that’s what delivers the action, and I think they’re too long and too noisy. But let’s not get into this. I don’t want to bite the hand that feeds me. But no, seriously, folks. Look, those aren’t the movies I’m running to.’

'Stuff is overshot': Willem (pictured in No Way Home) previously admitted he finds superhero movies 'too long and too noisy' despite his Spider-Man role

‘Stuff is overshot’: Willem (pictured in No Way Home) previously admitted he finds superhero movies ‘too long and too noisy’ despite his Spider-Man role

Dafoe (pictured in 2002) said, “They spend a lot of money on big set pieces because that's what delivers the action, and I think they're too long and too noisy.  But let's not get into this.  I don't want to bite the hand that feeds me.  But no, seriously, folks.  Look, those ain't the movies I run to'

Dafoe (pictured in 2002) said, “They spend a lot of money on big set pieces because that’s what delivers the action, and I think they’re too long and too noisy. But let’s not get into this. I don’t want to bite the hand that feeds me. But no, seriously, folks. Look, those ain’t the movies I run to’

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