Willem Dafoe On ‘Justice League’ & His Career After Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’

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One of the most interesting reveals from the recent Justice League set visit reports (you can read ours by clicking here) was that Willem Dafoe would be portraying a character named Nuidis Vulko in the movie. Vulko is a political adviser of sorts to Aquaman and an important figure in Atlantis, so his inclusion in Justice League likely means that the Atlanteans will have a pretty significant presence in the movie.

In a recent interview with The Playlist, Dafoe was asked about his role and what he thinks of his co-star, Gal Gadot. While the actor wouldn’t reveal any details, he did confirm that he has already shot a few scenes for the movie:

“She looks good. (Laughs) I don’t want to talk about that. I’ve got so many movies to talk about. I’ll let them orchestrate the publicity on that movie. I’m happy to be a part of it and when it comes out I’ll be talking about it ad nausea. I shot part of it and I’ll go back and shoot some more. This is a DC Comics “Justice League” movie. Which is shooting now. Too soon to talk about.”

The actor was also asked about whether his role in Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie had a big impact on his career:

“I think “Spider-Man” helped terrifically in that respect. Y’know, my struggle is I try to make a certain type of a movie and some of those movies don’t get distributed widely. And if people don’t see you for a while it’s hard to follow your career. And as distribution gets kind of less creative the big movie takes all the interest of the people. So when you do a movie that’s widely distributed, popular and a good movie and what you do with it is regarded well that has to be good for your career.”

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing Dafoe as Vulko in Zack Snyder’s Justice League? Be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: The Playlist

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

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  • JMMagwood

    Dafoe’s always good, so of course I’m looking forward to seeing him in “Justice League.” I just wish he was in the John Wick sequel.

    • SAMURAI36

      I can’t recall; was he in the first one?

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        • SAMURAI36

          What the he11 are you on about???

          • Whyte Lyon

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          • SAMURAI36

            Uhh, yeah okay.

      • JMMagwood

        Yes! Another excellent character role by Dafoe. He plays Marcus, a colleague and friend of John’s.