Cool Videos: Makeup and prosthetics test for Sam Raimi’s original Green Goblin design

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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With the news that Sony is currently casting Harry Osborn for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, it seems inevitable that the studio is eventually planning another go at a Goblin-related villain in Spider-Man’s near future.  Sam Raimi already tread this ground once, and while not everybody was a fan of the design Raimi and his team eventually settled on, Willem Dafoe’s desperate and deliciously unhinged performance made his demonic-looking suit work just fine.

But as you may or may not know, the final product was far from what Raimi originally intended.  The original design can be seen in the video below which showcases the makeup and prosthetics testing of the concept, and not only is it cool – it’s downright freaky at times.  Word is that it was Dafoe himself who objected to this rendition of the character, as it would have been both very uncomfortable for him and more difficult for him to do his own stunts. 

As per the description which accompanied the footage: “this video shows ADI’s talented crew creating the test makeup of Green Goblin for Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN. This hybrid animatronic/makeup made use of a silicone skin animated by servos and the facial performance of Tom Woodruff, Jr.”

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