Amazing Spider-Man 2's Green Goblin Revealed at Toy Fair

Amazing Spider-Man 2's Green Goblin Revealed at Toy Fair

A character bust shown off at the New York Toy Fair has given its first glimpse The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Green Goblin.

One of the biggest problems with the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man was the Green Goblin. Not Willem Dafoe, mind you. I always thought he was a good pick for the dual role of Norman Osborn. That said, the film's version of his villainous alter ego was just head-to-toe ridiculous. With the reboot of the franchise however, many comic fans harbored hopes that the character might come across as a tad less silly the second time around. If a recently revealed bust from the New York Toy Fair is any indicator however, Spidey devotees may be in for some disappointment when the movie hits theaters later this year.

While the bust revealed at the Toy Fair only shows the character from the waist up, I'm going to go ahead and say that it already looks goofier than Dafoe's get-up from the 2002 film. With his version you could at least discern some method to the madness. I could at least visualize why they thought it was a good idea. With this one it basically looks like they spiked actor Dane Dehaan's hair, slapped a big nose on him and gave him combat gear with a few random green patches to justify the name.

Now, to be fair, the Green Goblin is a character that probably is kind of hard to adapt to film. As silly as past (and now current) renditions have been, it would be even sillier to try and translate the original comic version verbatim. Even so, looking at the new Goblin, I feel safe in saying that this isn't much better. What do you think? Does this version work for you? Or is this another case of Hollywood missing the mark?

Source: io9

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Aw, man, c'mon!

Why can't they just do it like this...
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They were doing makeup and effects like that since the 80s!

It's a bit too "techno" for me in all aspects. I never thought I'd say it, but, yeah, I think even the original Power Rangers costume looked better than this.

Might still be an okay movie though... just two swings and a miss on Spider-man's greatest enemy.

Why does it look like they blended together the guy who's supposed to be Goku in Dragonball Evolution with a leprechaun, perhaps with some troll doll thrown in?

I thought that Dafoe's suit looked fine. The movie itself was already goofy enough, the suite didn't damage it for me.

This movie looks way, way too comic-book-y for my tastes.

And not in a good way. This looks straight up comical (pun not intended).

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Good on Rumple for finding another chance at movies.

That's not Willem Dafoe so it's not the real Green Goblin.

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I did not think it was humanly possible, but they somehow managed to fuck up the Green Goblin. It looks like an elvish Sting from Dune.

SirBryghtside:
It's a poor excuse to say that copying the comic books verbatim is too ridiculous when we have a tree guy and a raccoon teaming up for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Agreed. I was OK with the Raimi version of the Green Goblin but that was mostly because we never thought a more faithful adaptation of the character could be pulled off. Today, after Avengers and the Marvel Studios movies, there is no fucking excuse for half-assing it anymore. It's shit like this that makes me wanna slap studios like Sony and tell them "It's a comic book. You don't have to be serious all the time. Get the fuck over yourselves!" to their faces.

StewShearer:
Now, to be fair, the Green Goblin is a character that probably is kind of hard to adapt to film. As silly as past (and now current) renditions have been, it would be even sillier to try and translate the original comic version verbatim.

It's a comic book. If it's silly to begin with, then why not stick with the inherent silliness and go all out. Nolan's batman movies were kind of a fluke, but that's only because they decided to completely roll with the focus on Batman's psychology for that. These new Spider-man movies try to mix the camp with the serious, as displayed by Gobby here, and it just doesn't work because they don't know on what approach to use.

Not that I'm surprised by how bad this looks.

 

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