Spider-Man: No Way Home co-writer Chris McKenna explained why Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin was the film’s main villain.
It was indeed a surprise that Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin ended up as the main villain in Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man film. In No Way Home, Dafoe’s Green Goblin returns and commits the act of killing Aunt May, becoming his greatest foe to date.
In a film that features several villains, Spider-Man: No Way Home writer Chris McKenna explained to TheWrap why Green Goblin was ultimately the main adversary:
“We really started really leaning into the idea of Goblin being our main villain, and the death of May is something that evolved as something that we thought was just, in terms of story, just necessary. It felt organic that she would willingly know, that she knew that there was great sacrifice in her code of living and Peter has to learn that there is great sacrifice, too.”
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Marvel’s No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy.
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