New Spider-Man: No Way Home Video Shows Green Goblin Flying Behind the Scenes

By Jennifer McDonough Updated:
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Spider-Man: No Way Home, by almost all accounts, is a rollicking success! The Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios threequel has officially passed a billion dollars at the global box office and captured the hearts of both critics and fans alike. What's more, most agree that the film is a sincere love letter to Spider-Man as an enduring film character.

The film sees a variety of villains from Marvel's past (Including Jamie Foxx's Electro and Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin from the previous incarnations of the live-action Spider-Man franchise) enter the MCU as a result of a Doctor Strange-cast spell gone wrong.

Of course, young Peter Parker, who had been inadvertently responsible for the evildoers being summoned to his world, must also be the one who has to solve this problem before it ends in cataclysm. As it turns out, behind-the-scenes footage showed that Holland was far from the only one putting in the physical work to make this story come to life.

Dafoe Shows Off His Glider Skills

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A new behind-the-scenes video from the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home captures Norman Osborn/Green Goblin actor Willem Dafoe (or his stunt double) perched atop his goblin glider. Check out the video and a screenshot below:


Norman Osborn Strikes A Pose

It's certainly interesting to get a peek behind the scenes of No Way Home. Of course, fans will know by now that Dafoe's Norman Osborn was the main villain of the movie. He threw the Pumpkin Bomb that ultimately killed Peter Parker's dear Aunt May, resulting in a spider-beatdown delivered to Osborn on the part of Tom Holland's web-slinger. The hero is about to impale Norman with his own glider when Tobey Maguire's Spidey intervenes with a block and an intense, knowing stare.

It's arguably the most intense moment in the film and it's also probably the most emotionally charged sequence in the MCU Spider-Man trilogy. But in the end, the Spider-Men were able to cure Norman of his villainous alter-ego and send him back to his own world a better man.

As for the stunt work that went into this scene, Marvel and Sony went all-out with another round of excellent action, particularly with Dafoe reportedly wanting to perform so many of his own stunts. Whether this clip featured him or not is unknown, although it came through brilliantly on-screen regardless.

As for where Holland's Peter Parker will crop up next, it's been confirmed that he'll swing by another MCU film before headlining the forthcoming, but still untitled, Spider-Man 4.

- In This Article: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Jennifer McDonough
Jennifer McDonough has been a writer at The Direct since its 2020 launch. She is responsible for the creation of news articles and features. She also has a particular affinity for action figures and merchandise, which she revels in discussing in the articles she writes, when the situation calls for it.