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Could Willem Dafoe Make A Return As Norman Osborn To The MCU's Spider-Man?

"Norman Osborn was a really fun role to play."

Willem Dafoe gave us one of our first and most memorable superhero villains when he starred in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man as Norman Osborn AKA the Green Goblin.

Osborn died in that first film, but would Dafoe be interested in bringing him back for the MCU’s Spider-Man?

Speaking with CinemaBlend, Dafoe didn’t sound like he was against the idea, “Oh god. Norman Osborn was a really fun role to play. I don’t know about that, I don’t know what they’re doing. That was then, this is now. Who knows?”

Credit: Sony Pictures

Dafoe wasn’t really sure where Marvel and Sony were at with Spidey and wasn’t sure if there’d be a place for him in that world anymore.

It’s been 17 years since the first Spider-Man film was released and while Dafoe doesn’t seem all that sure of how reprising his role would work, he seems potentially open to the idea.

However, he did add that he’s very busy at the moment which would make things very difficult, “Now’s a really good time. I’m finding really interesting things to do. So… I can’t wrap my head around that question.”

Dafoe has two films coming out shortly with Motherless Brooklyn and The Lighthouse. He’s also starring in Togo, a Disney+ film, and has projects lined up with Guillermo del Toro, Wes Anderson and Dee Rees. So, we get it, the man is very busy.

It’s also expected that he’ll return to Aquaman 2 as Vulko, so he’s already part of one superhero franchise.

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With J.K. Simmons reprising his role as J. Jonah Jameson from the original Spider-Man trilogy in the new Marvel/Sony movies, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if Dafoe did return.

Though, it does seem as though the new MCU movies are trying to avoid villains that have been tackled previously, however, the Osborns are a large part of the Spidey story so you never know.

Maybe Dafoe could do a cheeky little cameo in between all his other work?

Julie Andrews Was Too 'Stoned' To Star In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

"I was so truly stoned."

Dame Julie Andrews has revealed she had to turn down a role in The Wolf of Wall Street because she was too “stoned” and if you’re very confused, don’t worry, so am I.

In a recent interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Julie revealed she was up for the role of Aunt Emma, a relative of Margot Robbie’s Naomi, who helped Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan hide some of his money in Swiss banks. The role ultimately went to Joanna Lumley who made it her own.

“I had an operation. I’m a bionic woman. I have a titanium ankle. I was so truly stoned from all the drugs that I had to take just to take the pain away,” Andrews revealed.

So, the drugs helped her recover from her surgery, but didn’t really set her up to star in the (simulated) debauchery in the film.

Let’s be honest though, Andrews isn’t exactly someone we really want to see in a film like The Wolf of Wall Street, where the character admits to drug use – I mean, to so many of us she’s still the Queen of Genovia (or one of her other classic characters if you prefer).

Speaking of the Genovia, she also revealed on the show she’s interested in doing The Princess Diaries 3, but hasn’t heard anything about it yet.

“I think if it happens it will be lovely and if it doesn’t, I wouldn’t have known about it,” she told the host.

The actress also spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of a third movie.

“If [Anne Hathaway] would like me to be then [yes]… I don’t think the script’s even been written,” she said.

“Think of how many years it’s been since that came out. And she’s a busy lady. And I’ve been a busy lady. Getting it all together… but in this magical business, you never know.”

Hathaway has previously revealed on Watch What Happens Live that there is indeed a script for the film, “There is a script for the third movie. I want to do it. Julie wants to do it. Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it. We all really want it to happen.”

“It’s just we don’t want to unless it’s perfect because we love it just as much as you guys love it. It’s as important to us as it is to you, and we don’t want to deliver anything until it’s ready, but we’re working on it.”

Hell. Yes.

Taika Waititi Says All Your Crazy Marvel Fan Theories Are 'Dangerous'

He's got a point.

If you’re one of the many fans out there hoping that Valkyrie and Captain Marvel will finally get together in Phase 4 or 5 of the MCU, you might want to chill out a bit – at least that’s what Taika Waititi reckons.

The Thor: Love and Thunder director has warned in a new interview that he thinks Marvel fans should keep their theories to themselves because it’s highly likely that Marvel will do the complete opposite in order to keep fans surprised about what’s coming next and to avoid fan service.

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In Thor: Ragnarok, there was almost a scene confirming Valkyrie’s (Tessa Thompson) bisexuality, and since Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) sexuality has always been a bit of a question mark fans have been very vocal in the idea of the two super ladies getting together.

Thompson and Larson have also welcomed the idea that their characters get together and the directors of Captain Marvel have also said they’d like to see the characters team up at some point.

At Comic-Con earlier this year, Marvel boss Kevin Feige also confirmed Thor: Love and Thunder will feature an LGBTQ storyline. At the time, Thompson quipped that as the new “king” of Asgard, Valkyrie will need to find her queen as her first order of business and that she had some ideas on who that should be.

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Once again, fans lost their minds in the hope that that person would be Captain Marvel.

Wired brought up the idea to Waititi and asked what he thought of the pairing. The director said he’d seen the chatter on Twitter, but might not want it to be part of Thor 4.

“The thing is, I think it’s dangerous for people to say too much about what they want with Marvel, because then they will tend to go the other way. You want to listen to the fans to a point. But also you don’t want to have a completely fan-made film because then it doesn’t feel like there’s any point. You want to have people surprised,” he explained.

And to be honest, it makes a lot of sense. If we got what we wanted all the time it would be kind of boring, plus we’re not screenwriters, so maybe we should leave that to the professionals…

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It doesn’t mean the storyline won’t happen, it’s just a warning that should we as fans get really vocal about something, it might not happen as Marvel wants to surprise us and not just cater to the loudest voices in the room (or the Internet).

So, it doesn’t look great for Valkyrie and Captain Marvel in Thor 4, but maybe if we chill out a little bit it could happen in the future?

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