Is No Way Home’s Second Green Goblin Dane Dehaan’s Harry?

With the official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home finally dropping, fans have been parsing it for Easter eggs as to what or who else has come over from the previous Sony films from Sam Raimi and Marc Webb. Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Lizard and Electro are all involved, with Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin making an epic return too. However, around the 2:11 mark, there's a clear shot of a second Green Goblin that has fans curious as to their true identity and motives.

It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment with the Goblin on a glider, throwing their signature bombs in the dark of night. Fans immediately started speculating online that it might be James Franco's Harry Osborn with a hoodie on.

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He became a scarred killer in Raimi's third Spidey movie, initially trying to hunt Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker before turning face and partnering with him against Venom and Sandman. The shot's so quick and blurred, though, that it's hard to make out. However, one thing that may rule Franco out is the sexual misconduct lawsuit he settled on earlier this year -- filed by former students at his Studio 4 school.

Franco initially lashed out at the #MeToo campaign as well, with Seth Rogen eventually ending their collaborations due to the controversy. As such, it wouldn't make sense for Marvel/Disney to affiliate themselves with the actor, especially as these movies heavily target teens.

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A more likely option would be Dane DeHaan's Harry from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He got mutated and became a version of the Green Goblin after injecting a special spider-venom serum into his body. He initially took it to cure a disease he had but got turned into a hideous, goblin-like creature. While he ended up imprisoned after trying to kill his Spidey, the film ended by teasing a Sinister Six angle, so it seems like No Way Home might be revisiting that.

His setup and look are similar to the Goblin in the No Way Home trailer, plus seeing as his Norman was out of commission, this could give Dafoe's Norman the son and protege he never had, with DeHaan's Harry getting the mentor he wanted. It'd be quite twisted for both master and apprentice to go after Tom Holland's Spidey -- or the other webheads as well -- in what would essentially be the ultimate Goblin revenge. This would definitely complete their arcs and compound their overall hatred of these wall-crawlers.

Some theorists have also been wondering if it could be another Peter, a Ned who's a mix between Green Goblin and Hobgoblin, or even one of the women from Spider-Man's life disguised as his greatest enemy. The likelier option, however, is someone with an emotional connection to the Spider-Verse that audiences have already witnessed on screen.

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters on Dec. 17.

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