Friday, December 16, 2011

Green Goblin Makeup Test Appears Online

Below, test-footage of an unused makeup-concept for Willem Dafoe's "Green Goblin" makeup (before they went with the mechanical helmet design instead) by ADI. Left unsaid is whether this was intended to be a (very) elaborate rubber mask like in the comics or some kind of full-on physical transformation...



Characters like this go through LOTS of designs on their way to the screen, and it's not unusual at all to see full-functioning suits, appliances and props being made to test them out. The reason you very seldom SEE any of them is that the studio/license-holder owns the rights to the character AND the work and usually doesn't want them shown for one reason or another.

So why would you be seeing it now? Probably no reason. Maybe because Sony is testing the waters for what GG should look like when he innevitably turns up in the rebooted series? Who knows.

5 comments:

KevinCV said...

Oh, man! If they had actually went ahead with that instead of that fixed mask look that ended up in the finished movie, I think it would've been brilliantly effective! Especially if they implied that it was a physical transformation like in the Ultimate universe. XD

Nic said...

Maybe this is a noob question, but is that Defoe under the mask? Or would something like this generally be prototyped by a techie?

Agree with Kevin, this is much better than the helmet. Why you would decide to hide a great actor like Defoe beneath a static mask is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is just amazing....and would be reason enough to see a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man

Chris Cesarano said...

I really wish they had gone with that, actually. I never liked the outfit they used, and that just looks great.

Taylor said...

I think their original monster make-up was actually just Willem Dafoe's face.