During the launch event for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland revealed how his first encounter with Willem Dafoe on the set took him off guard.
With all but Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx’s appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home is unconfirmed until the arrival of the latest trailer, it must have killed Tom Holland not being able to share stories about the stars he has found himself working with in what appears to be his Marvel Cinematic Universe swan song for the most part. But with the final confirmation that Willem Dafoe is back in the franchise as the Green Goblin, it has given Holland the opportunity to reveal what happened when he met the original star Spider Man film from 2002.
During the Regal Sherman Oaks event to launch the new trailer on Wednesday, Tom Holland told the audience that due to the extreme level of secrecy surrounding the appearance of certain characters in the film, he managed to bump into Dafoe without knowing it was him.
“There was actually a funny story about when I first met Willem, because at that time it was obvious that all the villains in the movie were a huge secret that they were in the movie, so they wanted to walk around the stage with and of course, you know, these guys are very excited to come back and bring these roles back to life, but they got to play a week before they started shooting just to see how it was, meet Jon, meet myself, hang out on the set and have fun.And I kind of bumped into this guy in a cloak and thought, “Watch out, mate.” And he took the cap off, and I was almost, like, really scared. I thought, “Oh damn, Santa’s here!” But he was lovely, he was really wonderful and a real pleasure to work with. “
Willem Dafoe is just one of the villains whose presence in the film has been hinted at for several months, but which was only confirmed this week when the character appeared on a recently released poster along with the hinted return of Sandman, the Lizard and Electro along with Doc Ock, who was confirmed months ago both unofficially and then in the first trailer. But fans were still not happy that they did not get to see either Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield finally being confirmed to return in their respective Spider-Man roles from other “universes”, and although both actors have directly denied their involvement, fans have quickly dismissed this as Marvel keeps several secrets.
In fact, the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer has only encouraged the certainty that both actors will star in the film, not least with certain parts of the trailer suggesting that something had been edited to remove their characters from the scenes where one scene actually still had Andrew Garfield’s arm left when the rest of him was digitally removed.
All in all, there is now only one more month Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into cinemas and is likely to claim its place as the biggest ticket hit of the year. This news was first reported by Screen Rant.
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