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Villains Panel Unites NO WAY HOME’s 3 Returning Bad Guys

We’ve known for some time that Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, and Jamie Foxx would reprise their respective villain roles in Spider-Man: No Way Home. But at this past weekend’s CCXP expo in Brazil, all three esteemed actors sat together for the first time, to talk about their returns to the Spider-Verse (the live-action one. They’re not in the animated one. That we know of anyway). You can see the full No Way Home villains panel, introduced by Tom Holland, right here:

So what did we glean from this panel? For starters, the two other big baddies weren’t there. Not a hint of Rhys Ifans and Thomas Haden Church. We know their characters, the Lizard, and the Sandman, are officially in No Way Home. But is it possible the actors who originated them are not? Our guess is this: those two characters will be principally CGI creations in the film. The original actors will almost certainly voice them, but seeing them in human form is not a sure thing. Hence, the panel only focuses on the “big three.” But this is only a guess.

Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, and Electro's Spider-Man: No Way Home character posters.
Sony Pictures / Marvel Studios

Another “spoiler” dropped is that the character of Green Goblin is going to differ greatly from the last time we saw him. Which is nearly twenty years ago now. (We’re just here to make you feel old, folks). He will have a personal motivation he didn’t have before. He might just be really mad that Peter Parker impaled him all those years ago.

It was actually Jamie Foxx who said on the panel “We’ve just been watching Willem and it seems personal, because with us, to Electro, it’s the world did me wrong. But, when something is personal, there’s nothing that can beat that. No matter what costume you put on, no matter what you say. So, when he speaks, he has the power.” Dafoe also said that his Goblin look will evolve this time, including the suit. Hopefully, we see more of Dafoe and less of that mask. Honestly, we’ll take more Dafoe any way we can get ‘im.

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