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Spider-Man 3: Willem Dafoe & Thomas Haden Church In Talks To Return

Spider-Man 3: Willem Dafoe & Thomas Haden Church In Talks To Return

Tom Holland’s Peter Parker prepares to fight multiple villains as two classic villains from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy are in talks to make their appearance in the untitled Spider-Man 3 movie. Multiple reports of Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Emma Stone, Kirsten Dunst, and Alfred Molina joining the cast of Spider-Man 3 flooded the internet. However, this might not be the end of the ever-expansive cast as two more supervillains from Sam Raimi’s trilogy are in talks to make their return.

In September, we at FandomWire had first reported that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be reprising their respective roles of Spider-Man alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in the untitled Spider-Man 3 movie. Alongside the report of multiple Spider-Men, we had also reported some major antagonists who would be making their appearance in the movie. And as per this recent report, fans of Sam Raimi’s trilogy are truly in for a treat.


Spider-Man 3: Willem Dafoe & Thomas Haden Church In Talks To Return

According to The Illuminerdi, both Willem Dafoe and Thomas Haden Church are in talks to reprise their roles in the untitled Spider-Man 3 movie. In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002), Willem Dafoe played the role of Norman Osborn, a father-figure to Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker, and later became Spider-Man’s first nemesis as Green Goblin. His unforgettable performance as Green Goblin, including the terrific monologue, made Spider-Man such a massive blockbuster success.

Related: Spider-Man 3 Theory: Ned Leeds Will Become Hobgoblin In The Next Movie

Joining Dafoe in the negotiations is Thomas Haden Church who played the role of Sandman in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Despite the movie not being able to live up to the expectations of its predecessor, Sandman did prove to be a tough opponent for Spider-Man in the movie.

As it turns out. our own Editor-In-Chief Reilly Johnson was able to confirm The Illuminerdi’s report:


As much as it means for the Spider-Verse storyline, the addition of Dafoe’s Norman Osborn and Church’s Sandman is finally paving the path for a Sinister Six movie in the future. Like the last piece of the grand puzzle, Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Church’s Sandman complete the notorious gang which already has Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and Michael Mando’s Scorpion.

Though the dangers of too much on the plate looms over the untitled Spider-Man 3 movie, the news of Willem Dafoe returning as the unhinged Green Goblin is enough to put the fans at ease. While it is unclear how Dafoe’s Norman Osborn would return after his confirmed death in Spider-Man (2002), that can be surely solved by the Sorcerer Supreme and the numerous tricks up his sleeves.

The untitled Spider-Man 3 movie is scheduled to release on 17th December, 2021.

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Written by Akash Senapati

Akash is the Lead Content Strategist for FandomWire. Having started as a writer for FandomWire back in 2020, he now manages a global team of writers who share the same passion for motion arts, from Martin Scorsese to the latest MCU flick. He loves DC Comics, Anime, Pink Floyd, and sleeping in no particular order. His favorite graphic-medium writers are Grant Morrison, Chris Claremont, Christopher Priest, Garth Ennis, and Eiichiro Oda. Prep time > Aliens.