Willem Dafoe And Dane DeHaan Rumored To Return As Green Goblins In Spider-Man 3

Willem Dafoe And Dane DeHaan Rumored To Return As Green Goblins In Spider-Man 3

The father and son supervillains are reportedly in talks to reprise their roles and join other A-listers in Tom Holland's Spider-Man 3.

Willem Dafoe and Dane DeHaan are reportedly in talks to return as Green Goblins in Spider-Man 3. 

Dafoe played Norman Osborn (also known as the Green Goblin) in 2002’s Spider-Man, the deadly nemesis to Tobey Maguire's web-slinger.

On the other hand, DeHaan plays Harry Osborn, the equally evil son of Norman, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is the second character to assume the Green Goblin alias after his father.

It seems that the third installment of Tom Holland's Spider-Man film series is very keen on bringing back the previous legacy stars in the franchise. 


We already knew that Jamie Foxx would be reprising his role as Electro, and a few days ago, we reported about Alfred Molina's confirmation to return as Doctor Octopus.

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Now, more villains are returning in the form of not just one but two Green Goblins played by Dafoe and DeHaan.

Insider Daniel Richtman claimed that both Dafoe and DeHaan are on their way to reprise their roles as father and son villainous duo, We Got This Covered reports.

According to Richtman, both actors are currently in talks about reprising their roles, but no official signing has happened yet.

Richtman has an impressive record of getting things right, so it is impossible to ignore him every time he spills inside information. 

Following the report, Richtman tweeted:

"Welp, we finally have our Norman Osborn in the MCU, and it's Defoe again!" 


Rumors about Norman Osborn eventually making his way back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been going on for years, and what's a better way than to bring back the original actor, too, when that happens?

Back in October, Fandomwire reported about Green Goblin's return in Spider-Man 3. However, back then, the website was still uncertain if Dafoe will be reprising the role.

While Richtman's news could get us all hyped for Spider-Man 3, it's worth noting that this will all remain rumors for now unless we get the official casting announcement from Sony.

Spider-Man 3 continues to generate online buzz and get endless casting and plot rumors.

The upcoming film is tipped to feature the first-ever live-action spider-verse, with Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield reportedly joining Tom Holland.

However, Sony is intent on keeping the casting and plot details a big secret, at least for the meantime.

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Don't worry, we're expecting answers soon as the release date for the anticipated threequel gets nearer.

Spider-Man 3 will release in theaters on December 17, 2021, starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori.

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