Spider-Man No Way Home is set to feature the Marvel returns of previous Spider-Man villains such as Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx's Electro. While the villainous trio is expected to make the life of Tom Holland's Peter Parker harder in the movie, not much is known about their motivations and if No Way Home will continue their respective storylines from their past lives.
Dafoe and Molina first made their Marvel debut in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies while Foxx was featured as the villain in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The common denominator among the trio is the fact that they all died fighting their respective web-slingers, but their upcoming return in No Way Home allows them to seek revenge.
Marketing for the MCU film has been ramping up in the past weeks, with a good chunk of it centered on its sinister villains.
Now, as the film's premiere inches closer, new footage of Spider-Man's villains has officially arrived.
Green Goblin & Doc Ock vs. Spider-Man
Marvel officially unveiled a brand-new featurette for Spider-Man: No Way Home, showcasing fresh footage of the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Electro alongside interview snippets from Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx.
In the video, Foxx explained Electro's motivations in the threequel, citing the idea that "the world did [him] wrong:"
"The new Electro is like, 'The world did me wrong. Now, I got this energy, I'm about to go get mine.'"
Molina then shared that his Doctor Octopus "picks up where he left off" from Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man 2:
"Doc Ock picks up where he left off [from Spider-Man 2.] He's looking for revenge."
Dafoe also discussed Green Goblin's twisted reasoning in No Way Home:
"The Goblin believes in a world of losers and winners. Power is all that matters."
The featurette can be seen below:
No Way Home's Villains Take Center Stage
No Way Home is poised to showcase a grand yet sinister return for iconic Spider-Man villains from previous projects.
The new spoiler-heavy footage shows more hard-hitting action, intense moments, and potentially high-stakes affairs for Holland's Marvel hero.
The actor's comments appear to hint that similar elements from the villains' last appearances would carry over into No Way Home. Foxx's Electro seems to come from Andrew Garfield's universe, with the MCU serving as the launchpad for his upgraded design.
Molina's Otto Octavious' line that alludes to his machine is a direct callback to his Fusion Reactor from Tobey Maguire's universe. This could hint that Octavius was plucked out from his universe moments before his death in the river.
Dafoe's Green Goblin's dark motivation stands out from the rest, considering that all he cares about is power. Given that he is transferred to the MCU, which is a universe full of powerful beings and advanced technology, it looks like Norman Osborn will push himself to do everything so that he can obtain all of it on his own.
Overall, it's safe to say that the villains each have their own agenda in the threequel, and this could lead to eventual disarray that will cement their downfall.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to premiere in theaters on December 17, 2021.