By Stephen Ippolito | December 5th, 2021
As Tom Holland said last month, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a film that will see “three generations come together”. While we’re still waiting for confirmation that previous Spider-Man actors will be in it, it’s widely known that villains from the first two franchises will be making their return.
During Sony’s CCXP Worlds presentation last night, the studio released a panel that included three of those villains: Willem Dafoe (Green Gobin), Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus), and Jamie Foxx (Electro).
What was interesting to hear all three talk about was how much the technology in the film industry has changed since they last portrayed their roles.
According to Dafoe, when he worked on the very first Spider-Man in the early 2000s, his “fitting” for the Green Goblin costume took around eight hours. For No Way Home, he said that they were able to simply “scan” his body and make the costume. He described the difference as a “huge leap”.
Molina had a similar experience. During the filming of Spider-Man 2 (2004), the tentacles to his Doc Ock costume were mechanical and sort of attached to him. In this film, they are all CGI which was easier for him to work with.
Another thing the three discussed was while their characters were for the most part the same, there were a couple notable differences. Because of the trailers, we know that Foxx’s Electro will not be blue and will instead look more like he does in the comics. However, during the interview, Dafoe revealed Goblin’s look has also been changed. He described it as being “upgraded” and that he has a “few more tricks up his sleeve”.
Tickets for Spider-Man: No Way Home are on sale now. Catch it in theaters on December 17.