By now, you've likely seen Dane DeHaan's take on Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While continuing to promote the movie before its big release in the states this Friday, the actor discussed how he and the filmmakers helped reach this more organic design for the iconic villain, while teasing his leadership role in The Sinister Six. He considers the upcoming team of super villains Osborn's gang. But he won't out right confirm that he is returning for the spin-off.
Dane DeHaan spoke with MTV about the Goblin's new look, explaining that they wanted to keep some of the more iconic imagery while making it more realistic for a modern audience.
"We went through a couple incarnations of it and ultimately tried to make it more and more organic and more real and made sure it tied in with Harry's storyline. There is still a lot of Harry in the Goblin, and we wanted to honor what the Goblin's always looked like. But we knew I couldn't be walking around in a purple skirt and tank top and a skullcap.
We went to great lengths to make sure we honored it, and those shapes are still there. The hair is still in the same shape that the cap is in. The smile. The ear tech represents the ears. It was a process, but I'm really happy with what we came up with."
In the comic books, it was Doctor Octopus who gathered the super villains for The Sinister Six. Here, though, it looks like Goblin will be the one that brings everyone together. Dane DeHaan refuses to confirm his appearance or participation in the spin-off, but he does tease that the Goblin is the ringleader, and could be the protagonist that gets redeemed in the end.
"I don't know, you know, I hope so. There's six slots. [...] I don't know, I don't know anything. I have no idea. I'm just happy to be here. Honestly, I don't know for sure yet, but I think the chances are good and I can't wait to see the script and see, you know, my name on it. You always side with the villains. It's the Osborn army and I think it's building. I think people have learned to love villains in movies, they really have, and I think there will be an evil deliciousness to that movie."
How do you feel about Goblin being the leader of The Sinister Six over Doc Ock? Does it make sense to have Dane DeHaan return? And will Norman Osborn make a recovery? You can watch the full interview in the embed here: