‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Rumor Has Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin Leading The Sinister Six

Spider-Man: No Way Home rumors are a dime a dozen, some of which are shot down by the actors themselves. A new one has emerged from Jeff Sneider on his Sneider Cut podcast, which claims to know the upcoming Marvel sequel’s lead villain, and who he’ll be runnin’ with.

According to Sneider, Willem Dafoe will reprise his role as Norman Osborne/Green Goblin in No Way Home, a rumor we’ve heard before with Thomas Haden Church returning as Sandman Only he adds that Osborne will be leading the Sinister Six. Dafoe played the character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man back in 2002. Other members of the Six would include fellow returnees Jamie Foxx as Electro and Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, who are already confirmed. So far there’s been nothing to Paul Giamatti reprising as Rhino, Rhys Ifans as Lizard, or even Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, other villains who were part of the Six in the comics.

Sneider also says the No Way Home title doesn’t refer to Spider-Man, but to the villains who have come from different universes and are now stuck in the MCU.

Makes sense, but I caution this is more rumor than fact at this point. Especially from Sneider, who would likely do a full write-up on something like this if it were more substantial. It could still pan out, though. We’ll find out when Spider-Man: No Way Home opens this December.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.