A website called “ScreenGeek” has also shared a report, which alludes to the fact that the veteran actor Willem Dafoe has been seen shooting scenes for the upcoming MCU tentpole Spider-Man 3 starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, and possibly Tobey Maguire as well.
However, as far as Tom Holland is concerned, he hasn’t got any bit of information that the two previous actors of Spider-Man, i.e., Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, will be in the film. But, there is the slightest of the possibility that the information has been kept hidden from him on purpose since he hasn’t been pretty reliable in keeping secrets.
The production of Spider-Man 3 is picking up pace, and every rumor and report is exciting for the Marvel fans. Several reports from several reliable sources have reported that a team of villains from preceding Spider-Man films and the ongoing Tom-Holland starrer franchise will make an appearance in Spider-Man 3.
However, we should remind ourselves that only two actors have been confirmed for a comeback, which includes Project Power actor Jamie Foxx in the role of Electro and Spider-Man 2 villain Alfred Molina in the role of Doctor Octopus.
Apart from those two, several rumors and whispers doing the rounds of the internet have also alluded to the fact that the villain of the first Tobey Maguire starrer Spider-Man film, Willem Dafoe, will be back as Green Goblin in the third Tom Holland starrer MCU based Spider-Man film.
The casting is in accordance with the claims made by Kevin Feige, who had revealed in one of his earlier interviews that the phase 4 plans would be based on multiverse theories.
A similar theory has also been generated by GWW, who had previously claimed that Alfred Molina would re-portray the role of Doctor Octopus in the Tom Holland starrer third Spider-Man film. They are now pretty confident that people have seen that the longtime collaborator of Abel Ferrara, Willem Dafoe, has been seen on the set of Spider-Man 3. Not only that, but they are also claiming that Willem Dafoe has been signed in to play the role of Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), an old foe of Peter Parker.
However, it must be stated that the narrative of Norman Osborn will be changed because the whole Tobey Maguire starrer Sam Raimi’s trilogy is an intellectual property of Sony. Instead of that, the upcoming film will avail itself to the alternate versions of these characters said to be existing in different universes.
It also needs to be pointed that Willem Dafoe’s character in the Tobey Maguire starrer had already died.
Considering all of that, we might be seeing a very different version of Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin in the film.
Though there is no confirmation about the signing of Willem Dafoe, we might hear about him soon, considering the budget and ambitions of Marvel Studios. Apart from Willem Dafoe, it has also been suggested that Thomas Haden Church, known for her role of Sandman in the third Spider-Man film, will also play a cameo in Spider-Man.
Jon Watts will sit in the director’s chair, and other MCU characters such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to be a part of the project.
Elizabeth Olsen starrer WandaVision is currently showing on Disney+.