Willem Dafoe Looks Crazy In New Spider-Man: No Way Home Footage

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
Willem Dafoe Green Goblin

Sony and Marvel Studios are set to make history with Spider-Man: No Way Home as past villains and heroes enter the MCU from across the Multiverse, bringing together all three live-action wall-crawler franchises. With Peter Parker's Spider-Man identity now revealed to the world after Far From Home, the young Avenger will take on a whole new world of threats alongside Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange.

The expansive cast of villains sees Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), and Sandman returning from Tobey Maguire's franchise, while Lizard and Electro (Jamie Foxx) join from Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man films.

As many years have passed since any of these actors have appeared in their villainous roles, many are set to receive updated costumes. One such example is Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, who looks to finally be donning a more comic-accurate look for No Way Home​​​​​​.

Marvel Highlights Green Goblin's New Suit

During the CCXP panel for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony revealed a new look at Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin in his updated costume.

Green Goblin No Way Home
Marvel Studios

Additionally, Marvel and Sony once again highlighted Norman Osborn's iconic Pumpkin Bombs in his encounter with Tom Holland's Spider-Man.

Green Goblin No Way Home
Marvel Studios

The clip, as shared on Twitter by @sebbazz, can be viewed below:

No Way Home Updates Classic Villains

From Spider-Man 2 to The Amazing Spider-Man, many wall-crawler movies are widely considered to be in the upper echelon of the comic book genre, and some of their villains are said to be among the greatest adaptations. 

But with almost two decades gone since Willem Dafoe played the Green Goblin and seven years passed since Jamie Foxx debuted as Electro, hindsight has offered plenty of new perspectives on some creative decisions.

As Marvel Studios takes the reigns on these iconic villains for the first time, Kevin Feige seems to be intent on course-correcting to a more comic-accurate approach. So far, the biggest changes come in the designs of Green Goblin and Electro as both receive new suits and the shocking villain finally ditches the divisive blue look for his classic yellow.

The latest trailers for No Way Home seem to indicate all the villains will initially enter the MCU with their original looks, so it will be interesting to see what events will lead to the design updates. Whatever the case, fans don't have long to wait now until the fan-favorite antagonists return and the secrets of Tom Holland's threequel are finally revealed.

Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021.

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- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.