Tom Holland Recalls Meeting Willem Dafoe On ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Set

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Tom Holland shared a funny story about the time he met Green Goblin Willem Dafoe for the first time on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The latest trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home featured a lot of exciting reveals, including a full look at the return of Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin from the Sam Raimi films.

Following the premiere of the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, a Tom Holland Q&A took place at an event in Los Angeles. During the Q&A, Holland recalled the time when he met Green Goblin actor Willem Dafoe for the first while he was secretly roaming the set:

“It’s actually a funny story when I met Willem for the first time. Obviously, at that time, all of the villains in the film, it was a huge secret that they were in the film. So they would walk around set with these cloaks on. Naturally, these guys were very excited to be coming back and bringing these roles back to life. I just sort of bumped into this guy in a cloak. I was like, ‘Watch out, mate.’ He took his cloak off, and I almost got really scared — Oh shit, the Goblin’s here.”

Here is the synopsis for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is umasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alfred Molina.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will hit theaters on December 17, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.