‘Amazing Spider-Man 2': First Good Look at the Green Goblin (Photos)

'Amazing Spider-Man 2': First Good Look at the Green Goblin (Photos)

It's a new look for the villain audiences saw Sam Raimi bring to life in 2002 — is it improved?

The Green Goblin isn't wearing a fancy Halloween costume in “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” as Marc Webb's version looks like an actual goblin.

The first glimpse of the re-imagined Marvel villain, previously played by both Willem Dafoe and James Franco in director Sam Raimi's trilogy, popped up on the web earlier this week when a photo of a triptych poster display began circulating. A Twitter user, however, has managed to upload a much-finer version of the Goblin, and it appears to give away some clues as to what version of the character Webb is presenting in his sequel to 2012's “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

See photos: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Stills Show Spidey Fighting Fire, Jamie Foxx as Electro

Chris Cooper is playing the character's older alter ego Norman Osborn, while Dane DeHaan is portraying his son, Harry, who also takes flight as the Goblin. Take a look at the larger photo (below) from Sony's marketing display to see which actor appears to be flying into action to join other bad guys Electro (Jamie Foxx) and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in their mission to destroy Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).

Fans of the franchise will get a better idea of what to expect when the first trailer premieres on Thursday.  The sequel hits theaters next year on May 2.

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  • solgreatman

    Michele Obama's playing GG? Good choice.

    • http://mysite.verizon.net/vzepr1xp/index.html unsean

      Classy. You must be a hoot whenever you escape your parents’ basement.

    • CreationBuzz

      No, that's Sarah Palin without make-up and that ratty wig from Wal-Mart.

  • ComicFan33

    CORRECTION: Yes, Willam Defoe played the Green Goblin, BUT James Franco played the HOBgoblin, a completely different character (related in both comics and movies, but different). James Franco was never the Green Goblin.

    • John

      Harry Osborn (James Franco) became the Green Goblin in the movie just like as in the comics. The Hobgoblin is a completely different character who was never in the movie

      • Kenyon

        Sorry ComicFan but John is right Harry Osborn was absolutely green Goblin in the film as well as the comic books. HobGoblin is the Kingsley Brothers and have yet to be introduced in any spiderman films.

        • Scott

          You are both wrong. Harry Osborn(James Franco) was never referred to as either Green Goblin Hobgoblin. His official name was “The New Goblin”

          • Kenyon

            No Scott he is the green goblin it's a fact the new goblin is not a villain anywhere he is just the new green goblins because he uses all green goblin technology and in the comics Harry is driven to be the new green goblin because of his dad's voice in his head just like the movie. They don't always name the character correctly. Like in X3 where they name that porcupine mutant kid omega when he was clearly not QuintenQuire the real kid omega.

          • Peter

            Just see the movie pack of nerds

    • Guest

      Wrong ! He was Green Goblin 2. Just like how he was in the comics. Hobgoblin / Harry Osbourne never happend.

    • http://batman-news.com Whiteshadownj

      James Franco was Green Goblin 2. He was never the Hobgoblin. Nor was Harry Osborn ever Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin was a completely different person and was done by a few different people but never Harry.

  • terry208

    This may be the Hobgoblin, he's very similar to the Green Goblin

  • newyorkroger

    This Green Goblin sucks. Mark Webb is just telling the fans he can't do it right. The Holloween theme of the Green Goblin is lost here. The stun pumpkins and the flying bat he rides on are what makes the character truly looney. Oh well, I gueess I'll have to wait for the third Spidermen movie series.

  • Guest

    James Franco was Green Goblin 2. He was never the Hobgoblin. Nor was Harry Osbourne ever Hobgoblin. Brush up on your comics people !

    • Guest 2

      James Franco was Green Goblin 2. He was never the Hobgoblin. Nor was Harry Osbourne ever Hobgoblin. Brush up on your comics people !

  • http://batman-news.com Whiteshadownj

    James Franco was Green Goblin 2. He was never the Hobgoblin. Nor was Harry Osborn ever Hobgoblin. Brush up on your comics people !

    • Guest 3

      James Franco was Green Goblin 2. He was never the Hobgoblin. Nor was Harry Osbourne ever Hobgoblin. Brush up on your comics people! Psh