Yesterday we put together a list of 5 actors that could replace Andrew Garfield as the MCU’s Spider-Man. Today, we are going to continue that idea by throwing together a list of actors that could easily fit the villain role of Norman Osborn a.k.a. The Green Goblin. The Green Goblin is Spider-Man’s biggest rival and arch-enemy who is always pushing the web slinger to his limits. With a reboot in store, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal producing the 2017 standalone Spider-Man film, this villain will hopefully meet his full potential.
Sam Raimi’s trilogy had Willem Dafoe, who was awesome, but only lasted a single film because the series was more focused on showing Harry Osborn taking up the mantle. Marc Webb avoided having Norman be the Goblin all together and, again, moved right into Dane Dehaan’s Harry as the villain. There’s definitely a better dramatic dynamic when Peter has to face off against his best friend turned bad, but Norman is the true Goblin king, and hopefully we get to see a longer lasting version of him this time around.
In the meantime, here are five awesome actors that could probably pull off some amazing Norman Osborn performances.