Spider-Man: No Way Home saw the grand return of Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin after a nearly 15- year hiatus, which left some fans wondering if the actor was de-aged for his role. In a recent interview, Dafoe assured fans that he was all natural for the sequel.
Hollywood is no stranger to de-aging celebrities, such as the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny featuring Harrison Ford being de-aged for a number of key flashbacks. Even the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done this, with Michael Douglas being de-aged for a flashback in the first Ant-Man. When asked about the practice in a recent video, Dafoe revealed that he isn’t the biggest fan of it and doesn’t believe he was de-aged in the film:
“No, I don’t think so,” He told Wired “Yeah, there was a couple of shots that were really fuzzy. I thought it was silly, because the de-aging thing, they don’t have down yet. And what’s the point? I don’t look that much older, I don’t think, anyway. It’s the creams.”
Despite Dafoe and Alfred Molina portraying characters they first played 20 years ago, Spider-Man: No Way Home seemed to get away with minimal de-aging work, with the work that was done being more obvious on Doc Ock. While it would be easy to count this inaccuracy against the films, the positive reaction to the film seems to show that Dafoe might be right about the process being pointless.
What’s next for Spider-Man?
What does the future hold for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker? The success of Spider-Man: No Way Home has opened up a world of possibilities for the fan-favorite Marvel character. The movie ends with Peter erasing himself from the memories of his loved ones in order to protect them from his enemies. This sets up an interesting dynamic for future Spider-Man movies, as Peter will have to navigate a world in which he is not known as Spider-Man.
Rumor has it that Tom Holland has signed on for multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances after Spider-Man: No Way Home. The future of the Spider-Man series is currently unclear, but it is likely that Marvel will continue to explore the multiverse concept that was introduced in No Way Home.
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