While the villain might thrive on the bright lights of Broadway courtesy of Alan Cumming, original Green Goblin actor Willem Dafoe’s future involvement in the Sam Raimi-directed franchise isn’t exactly a certainty—in fact, Dafoe himself still doesn’t know whether he’ll appear in future “Spider-Man” movies.
“Let’s put it this way — no one’s called,” the actor told MTV News in a recent interview.
The most difficult obstacle standing in the way of Dafoe’s return is, of course, his character’s death. But even though Norman Osborn met his maker by the end of the first “Spider-Man” installment, Dafoe has reprised the role in the two subsequent outings as a mirror-bound apparition seen by his son, Harry.
Now, the trouble lies in the fact that Harry—played by James Franco in the first three films—is presumably out of the picture after his apparent death in “Spider-Man 3.” With Harry gone, what role could Norman possibly play? It’s a difficult challenge to overcome, but one that Dafoe doesn’t find impossible.
“I think it’s possible,” he said about a possible return to the “Spider-Man” franchise. “But I haven’t heard anything.”
What role, if any, could “Spider-Man 4” hold for Dafoe? Do you think it’s best if the character sits the next one out, or are you hoping for Green Goblin’s return? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!