By Michileen Martin 12 seconds ago
So we all know that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have come back to play for their respective Spider boys Spider-Man: No Way Home meanwhile, right? Well, we hope so. Because they did. And now, for a preview of some of the home release featurettes for No way homeDo we know that one of the deleted scenes from the film involved an airborne reunion between Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man.
The reveal comes courtesy of Spider-Suits, Goblin Gliders and the Costumes of the Multiverse. At just under eight minutes long, the behind-the-scenes featurette focuses primarily on the film’s costumes. Around the 05:18 mark you can see the Willem Dafoe Green Goblin on the Goblin Glider and it’s not the Tom Holland Spidey he’s facing, it’s the Tobey Maguire version. You can watch the entire video below.
Here’s hoping we see more of what was going to happen between Willem Dafoe and Tobey Maguire (we’ll bust out and say fights were involved) here, hopefully in a deleted scene feature. Unfortunately, that means hoping that the deleted scenes list that allegedly leaked in February wasn’t real. This list only mentions five deleted scenes, none of which would suggest containing a fight between Dafoe’s and Maguire’s characters. In fact, the existence of this featurette would indicate that the list was not genuine. As you can see in the “leaked” list below, there is no mention of the “Spider-Suits, Goblin Gliders and the Costumes of the Multiverse” featurette.
If you have seen Spider-Man: No Way Home then you know that unfortunately Willem Dafoe and Tobey Maguire don’t spend much time catching up in the film. Norman Osborn becomes the film’s main antagonist, more interested in ruining the life of Holland’s version of Peter Parker than his old enemy. Of course, he doesn’t even come close to killing the OG Spidey, but he doesn’t quite make the deal.
Not long after revealing the clash between Goblin and Spidey that shouldn’t have happened, Willem Dafoe talks about how much more liberating it was to be able to play Green Goblin without the mask he wore in 2002 Spiderman. And it was a treat for the fans too. It’s been many times, but it’ll always be worth repeating – whether you love Sam Raimi’s first Spiderman Movie or hate it, it’s nothing but a shame to cast a guy with a face like Willem Dafoe and then make him wear a mask. It would be like casting Patrick Stewart as Professor X and then getting him to wear a wig.
Not only was it important to Willem Dafoe to have his face exposed when it came to reprising the role of Norman Osborn No way home. According to an interview a few months ago, Dafoe made it clear to the filmmakers that he wanted more than just a cameo and that he wanted to be involved in the physical stunts. He said that for him this was a big part of the fun, that the physical action influenced the rest of his performance, and that he felt physical participation was important to “earn the right” to play Green Goblin.