Before the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of the most important characters for the Marvel Comics franchise has been Spider-Man accompanied by the super villain Norman Osborn, also known as the Green Goblin. Although the young arachnid has many villains to face, it has been this sociopathic millionaire who has stood out the most in graphic novels, animated series and live-action films.
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Without a doubt, the one who most won the affection of the character’s fans was Willem Dafoe, who among his great repertoire of interpretations is Osborn himself in Spider-Man – 89% of Sam Raimi. There has even been talk of the possibility of him returning to said character for a cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home, where the multiverses will do their thing so that Tom Holland’s character will face several recognized villains.
Whether or not Dafoe is part of this particular film, Marvel Studios has considered rescuing the iconic character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, although in fact it is somewhat complicated because Sony still has the rights to the Green Goblin. But they might as well take the next step with a deal like the one reached for the use of Peter Parker. One of the actors who has been talked about the most is Bryan Cranston, as there are fans who assure that his personality is ideal.
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According to what has been reported in Geekosity from Mickey Sutton, is the protagonist of Breaking Bad – 81% who so far tops the list of actors being considered for the role, even since the arrival of Spider-Man: Homecoming – 92% there have been a lot of rumors about Kevin Feige’s interest in having Cranston enter the MCU and possibly become the new major villain within the franchise. The truth is that, although Osborn is an icon in Marvel, he could not achieve the level of evil or danger of Thanos.
While it is confirmed that a new Green Goblin has the possibility of joining the Marvel Studios films in collaboration with Sony, there is another character that has great possibilities to make an appearance: Hobgoblin. In the comics there are several characters who become this villain and one of them is Ned Leeds, who is currently played by Jacob Batalon in the trilogy starring Holland.
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Ned is so far Peter’s best friend, but it was Jacob himself who in an interview for Screen Rant He assured that there is a possibility that his character takes that turn. This also has to do with the fact that Feige has wanted to include the Sinister Six to the MCU, which includes Hobgoblin and they would need someone like Osborn to lead them; But everything will depend on the decisions made in the study given the large number of possibilities.
Finally, Bryan Cranston already got some pretty particular cameos thanks to WandaVision – 95%, where the character of Hal is taken from Malcolm in the middle – 100% to present the series that inspired Wanda.