Willem Dafoe On If He Would Join The MCU’s Spider-Man Franchise

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Former Green Goblin actor Willem Dafoe discussed whether or not he would be willing to return to the Spider-Man franchise for the MCU.

Sony’s first Spider-Man film was released in 2002 with Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker and Willem Dafoe as the wall-crawler’s arch-nemesis, the Green Goblin. While Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin was killed by his own glider at the end of the first Spider-Man film, the revered actor reprised his role for cameo appearances in both sequels.

Since then, Sony has launched a new series of Spider-Man films that are co-produced by Marvel Studios and set in the latter company’s shared a cinematic universe. During an interview with CinemaBlend, Willem Dafoe was asked if he would be willing to appear in the new Spider-Man movies and the actor appeared to at least be open to the idea:

“Oh god. Norman Osborn was a really fun role to play. I don’t know about that, I don’t know what they’re doing. That was then, this is now. Who knows?”

However, Willem Dafoe added that he can’t “wrap his head” around the possibility of returning to the Spider-Man series as he is currently finding interesting and new projects to work on:

“Now’s a really good time. I’m finding really interesting things to do. So… I can’t wrap my head around that question.”

Would you like to see Willem Dafoe return to Spider-Man? Should Willem Dafoe play a new Spider-Man character in the MCU or follow in J. K. Simmons’ footsteps by reprising his role from the original films? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Marvel Studios and Sony have reached an agreement to co-produce one more Spider-Man together and include the wall-crawler in another MCU project. Details on the MCU’s third Spider-Man film are currently under wraps. In the meantime, fans can re-watch Spider-Man: Far From Home on all home media formats.

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: CinemaBlend

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