No Way Home: Tom Holland Recounts Funny Story of Meeting Willem Dafoe

It’s not a secret that the forthcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home will bring back some of the previous iconic villains in the MCU fold. These include Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octavius and even, Jamie Foxx’s Electro coming to make life difficult for Spider-Man. While the initial trailer that was released teased the return of two villains but the latest trailer gave us a better glance at both, even showing some dialogues between Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and the villains. Tom Holland recently appeared at the premiere event of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which took place on Wednesday. During the event, Holland revealed the weirdly funny circumstances in which he met Willem Dafoe, who has played Green Goblin in 2002’s Spider-Man by Sam Raimi.

Here’s what Tom Holland revealed about his first meeting:

Tom Holland
Tom Holland as Spider-Man

“It was actually a funny story of when I met Willem for the first time,” Tom Holland said. “Obviously at that time all of the villains in the film it was a huge secret that they were in the film. So they would walk around set with these cloaks on and naturally you know these guys were very excited to be coming back and bringing these roles back to life that they came to set a week before they started shooting to just see what it was like. Meet Jon (Watts, director), meet myself, hang out on set and have a good time. I just sort of bumped into this guy in a cloak. I was like, ‘Watch out mate.’ And he took his hood off and I almost got really scared. ‘Oh sh-t, the Goblin is here.’ He was lovely, he was really wonderful. A real joy to work with.”

His story about meeting the iconic actor and villain ended at a point but the actor teased yet another story which he sadly, couldn’t reveal right now, but would promisingly reveal later.

“There’s a story that I would love to tell but I just cannot tell I will do and you will hear it one day it’s very exciting but again, it was incredible. It’s mind-blowing.”

Does this have anything to do with the appearance of other Spider-Men in the film?

Well, actor Andrew Garfield, who played the role over two films between 2014 and 2016 has stated otherwise.

Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield

“I understand why people are freaking out about the concept of that because I’m a fan as well. You can’t help but imagine scenes and moments of ‘Oh, my God, how f-cking cool would it be if they did that?'” former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield recently said to Variety when asked about an appearance. “But it’s important for me to say on the record that this is not something I’m aware I am involved in. But I know I’m not going to be able to say anything that will convince anyone that I don’t know what’s happening. No matter what I say, I’m f-cked. It’s either going to be really disappointing for people or it’s going to be really exciting.”

Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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