Willem Dafoe accepts criticism of Goblin’s mask in Spider-Man. Most of you have probably watched Dafoe reprise his role as Norman Osborn in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Thankfully in that movie Goblin’s mask is out the picture fairly quickly and frankly this version of Goblin is far better as a result. Speaking to NY Times recently the veteran actor talked about how they heard this criticism and how he was happy to not wear the mask as he was always performing under it anyway.
“I must be honest, I am aware that there was some criticism of that [Green Goblin] mask in the original one,” he explained. “We heard it enough that it was probably a consideration, to change it up a little bit. I don’t think about that because I don’t think about emoting with my face. My face follows my heart. It’s just an expression of what you’re feeling.”
I was never a fan of ‘Power Ranger Goblin’ I have to say. I liked Dafoe, but I also felt the first movie was not the place to have Osborn become Gobby, though that has nothing to do with the outfit. The mask though was a bit much and I always preferred the simple Halloween mask design from the comics. Whilst we don’t get quite that classic comic book look, we do get half way there in No Way Home. The rest of the get up does look far more comic accurate than it did in the original Spider-Man.
T0 be fair all the villains were done really well in No Way Home other than maybe Lizard and Sandman and I think we know neither of those actors was ever on set. Dafoe was better than in the original movie, so was Electro and Doc Ock was just as good. Not bad for a movie that on the outside looked me like and absolute mess to me going in.
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