Willem Dafoe, who played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man franchise, will join the cast of Justice League: Part One in a role that’s being characterized as a “good guy” part.
No word on whether Dafoe will interact with his Spider-Man co-star J.K. Simmons, who was cast as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon.
THR reports that Dafoe is “playing a good guy in a role that will see him appear in both parts of the JL movies,” but has no further details.
The story is careful not to refer to Dafoe as a “hero” or “superhero,” likely indicating that his good guy credentials come from someplace else. Since he’s played so many villains, perhaps they just wanted to keep people from getting too excited about the prospect of Dafoe playing a classic Justice League foe.
Justice League: Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, is filming now. It also stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash and is scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, 2017.