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Spider Man Star Willem Dafoe believes the criticism of the Green Goblin’s original mask was behind the change in the appearance of his character Spider-Man: No way home.
During an interview with The New York Times, the 66-year-old Spider-Man villain revealed why he believes the Green Goblin’s classic costume has been changed, with the character smashing his once-controversial mask shortly after his first appearance in the new film.
“I have to be honest, I am aware that there has been criticism [Green Goblin] Original mask [Sam Raimi Spider-Man]”He said.” We’ve heard it enough that it was probably a consideration to tweak it a bit. I don’t think about it because I don’t think about using my face to evoke emotions. My face follows my heart. It is just an expression of what you feel. “
Dafoe originally took on the Green Goblin’s cloak in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002. And with his character set that will return, Dafoe previously hinted at it the green goblin would get a little upgrade in No Way Home.
This new look resulted in the Green Goblin completely losing his mask and instead making a (slightly) more realistic portrayal of Norman Osborn as the hooded Marvel villain. But Dafoe said he also made sure that his appearance wouldn’t be a mere cameo.
“When [producer] Amy Pascal and [director] Jon Watts called me and said we’d like to introduce this idea to you. I thought, ‘This is crazy. But let’s see what they have to say, ‘”Dafoe recalled. “I really didn’t want to make a cameo. I wanted to make sure there was something essential that wasn’t just a tip of the hat. And the other thing was, I said, I really want there to be action – I want to be in action scenes. Because I really enjoy it. This is the only way to root the character. “
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