It wasn't until the red carpet premiere in New York — and after all the posters and trailers revealed Harry Osborn's fate — that DeHaan finally, finally admitted that, yes, he is the Green Goblin.
Better late than never, I guess.
Now that he could openly talk about becoming the Green Goblin for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," DeHaan opened about the how he worked with the production team to develop a look that was both new and respectful of the classic design.
"We went through a couple incarnations of it and ultimately tried to make it more and more organic and more real and made sure it tied in with Harry's storyline," he said. "There is still a lot of Harry in the Goblin, and we wanted to honor what the Goblin's always looked like. But we knew I couldn't be walking around in a purple skirt and tank top and a skull cap."
Making a new Goblin for DeHaan meant striking a balance through references to the elements of the original costume in creative ways.
"We went to great lengths to make sure we honored it, and those shapes are still there. The hair is still in the same shape that the cap is in. The smile. The ear tech represents the ears," he said. "It was a process, but I'm really happy with what we came up with."
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" opens in theaters on May 2.