Every superhero has their arch nemesis. Superman has Lex Luthor, Batman has the Joker, and Spider-Man has the Green Goblin. The other aspect that these three supervillains have in common is that theyâ€™ve all been realized on film multiple times, and thatâ€™s part of the problem. Because studios are always in such a rush to get the best, most primal story out of their characters, they tend to use up the best villains early on.
Thus far in the Spider-Man films, weâ€™ve had three interpretations of the Green Goblin (if you include James Francoâ€™s version) between five films, and by this point, audiences may be worried that Sony and Marvel Studios may be ready to rush into yet another Green Goblin. After all, he is the best known villain from Spidey, so you can understand a studioâ€™s desire to capitalize on that.
But is it the best approach? Speaking with CinemaBlend, actor Tom Holland gave his opinion on the matter:
â€œI agree with Amy [Pascal]. I think Spider-Man is a character that has so many rich villains. We should be exploring people that we haven’t seen before, rather than people we have seen in the past.â€
We couldnâ€™t agree more with Holland on this one. From an acting standpoint, you can understand his desire to tackle a big Marvel villain like this, but it sounds like he has the right attitude. Audiences have already been burnt out on Spider-Man once, and the last thing you want to bring in is another excuse for them to say theyâ€™re just retreading ground.
What do you think? Would you like to see the Green Goblin in the MCU? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.
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