Another Test Reel Featuring An Early Design Of SPIDER-MAN's 'Green Goblin' Emerges

Another Test Reel Featuring An Early Design Of SPIDER-MAN's 'Green Goblin' Emerges

What were they thinking? Here's another video showing the mixture of animatronics and make-up effects which would have brought a far more faithful version of Green Goblin to life in Sam Raimi's 2002 movie, Spider-Man. Check it out!

With any luck, The Amazing Spider-Man sequel (which many fans believe will feature the 'Green Goblin') will take some cues from the incredible work done by 'Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated' on the iconic villain for the original 2002 Spider-Man movie. While we've already seen a test video featuring their efforts to bring the character to life on the big screen - with an appearance far more faithful to the comic books than the one eventually used in Sam Raimi's movie - this footage offers an even more revealing look at how they went about doing just that. What do you think about this version?

This video shows ADI's talented crew creating the test makeup of Green Goblin for Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN. This hybrid animatronic/makeup made use of a silicone skin animated by servos and the facial performance of Tom Woodruff, Jr. As you know, it was rejected.

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toco89 - 9/15/2012, 4:11 PM
Its not like the one they used was horrible or illogical.

Though I wouldve preffered a physical change from the gas, rather than it just be assumed as it worked.
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/15/2012, 4:13 PM
Well hello there....your gunna be my nightmare for the next couple weeks
jimoakley666 - 9/15/2012, 4:15 PM
This would have looks as hokey as [frick]. I hope when they introduce him in the Garfield films it's with one of those monster type masks, like they had in Drive. Something more 'found' that gives off the GG vibe. Full animatronic looks silly.
Asterisk - 9/15/2012, 4:17 PM
mawilli4 - 9/15/2012, 4:25 PM
looked so [frick]ing creepy. that's probably why they didn't use it. didn't wanna give the kiddies nightmares..
LegacyFilms - 9/15/2012, 4:25 PM
Looks pretty cool, but I see why they didn't use it. Would've been nightmare inducing for kids. Hell I'm freaked out by it. Kinda looks like Dorian in The Mask. Plus that guy should've never done that tongue thing. Really creepy.

SamHell - 9/15/2012, 4:26 PM
dont kid yourself. the one they used was horrible. this wouldve been an improvement.
Ghasst - 9/15/2012, 4:32 PM
so awesome. im sad that it wasnt used. i thought the final product was stupid as hell.
spidey1994 - 9/15/2012, 4:32 PM
That is [frick]ing awesome!!!!
jimpinto24 - 9/15/2012, 4:34 PM
I like the design for The Green Goblin. Very scary.
Starlight - 9/15/2012, 4:35 PM
WOW ! That looks [frick]ing scary !
steelo - 9/15/2012, 4:35 PM
It's too emotive. The original Green Goblin wore a rubber mask. I can't believe no one else has picked up on this. It still is a huge improvement over the one that was used.
soberchimera - 9/15/2012, 4:36 PM
The next time they put Green Goblin on screen they should make him green and scaly like in the Ultimate version, BUT he should still have his glider.
SwingsetKnight - 9/15/2012, 4:36 PM
Wow. I'm actually pretty impressed by that...can you imagine how much better the "talking to the mask" scene would have played if it was that thing in a darkened room?

Oh well. Since we already had the Goblin Ranger in Raimi's set, maybe a TASM sequel will use something closer to this...
Bandido - 9/15/2012, 4:37 PM
holy shit!
nld3 - 9/15/2012, 4:40 PM
I'm not wild about most of ADI's effects work but this is ten times better than what they ended up with in the movie.
marckos - 9/15/2012, 4:40 PM
Mego - 9/15/2012, 4:45 PM
What were they thinking? I think they realized that using that look wouldve took the film in a very campy and cartoony direction and that Osborn wouldve looked like an over grown Trick Or Treater.
I didnt like some elements of Raimi's Goblin but it was superior to this.
Using that stupid mask wouldve only made the Goblin worse.

As for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, after seeing the amateur CGI Lizard, who was worse than Topher Grace's Venom and seeing a really old and bland Peter Parker in one of the most flawed CBM,s ever, the only thing I wish for is that it has no sequel.
thewonderer - 9/15/2012, 4:52 PM
I much preferred the GG in this one than the horrendous portrayal of the lizard in the new one.

The Conner of the originals WAS A MUCH BETTER Lizard AND HE NEVER EVEN TURNED INTO IT.

Willem Dafoe was magnificent in the role.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 9/15/2012, 4:53 PM
would have been 10x better and willy would have made some amazing expressions
angus666 - 9/15/2012, 4:53 PM
This is loads better. It looks creepy enough for the "talking to the mask scene" that @SwingsetKnight mentioned. It'd be cool to see Norman talking to this thing with it actually physically talking back.
Name - 9/15/2012, 4:55 PM
Green goblins mask is problematic because why shouls it be able to move like normal skin especially the mouth and eyes? Why would there be one rule for his mask regarding emorions but another when it comes to spidermans eyes being static? A more tradional look is usually welcome and the sam raimi look left alot to desire but there has to be some degree of logic in these films. I can except the lizard more easily than this.
whoa123 - 9/15/2012, 5:00 PM
Damn that was awesome! Use it for TASM sequel!
MisterBabadook - 9/15/2012, 5:06 PM
Ign said it best this week: reboots are meant to correct mistakes made originally.

webheaded - 9/15/2012, 5:08 PM
Why Why Why was this not in the movie I'll never know.. but who cares. All Spidey movies (including 3) have been good in my book. YES this is coming from a 100% bias source.
Timerider84 - 9/15/2012, 5:14 PM
I hope they use this for TASM 2, it's creepy yes, but more 100% more like the source material. I didn't like Raimi's rubber Goblin, I wanted a transformation. This is way, way better and scarier.
ManOfKrypton - 9/15/2012, 5:15 PM
Now that should have been the final design!
DrHorrible - 9/15/2012, 5:15 PM
I'm still saying that they should save Green Goblin for #3. It would be better to see some different villains before doing a repeat. Mysterio, Electro, Shocker, Rhino, etc. It'd be better to explore more options before shoe-horning in a villain we've seen before. Use #2 to build up Norman Osborne more and more, and THEN do Gobby and Death of Gwen in #3.

I also hope that they consider doing a double trilogy. If they put 2 years inbetween each movie, they could easily pull it off and finish off with the Sinister Six. Hell, it looked like Raimi was going to do another trilogy before the reboot was announced, so why not?
AztecRainGod - 9/15/2012, 5:20 PM
This would have been amazing (pun unintended) but I am sure they had a good reason for not using it. How would they have hid that large piece of machinery on the back of the mask?
SageMode - 9/15/2012, 5:21 PM
Can someone please tell me why the [frick] they didn't use this as the final vision of GG?

CyclopsWasRight - 9/15/2012, 5:22 PM
I... I need to change my pants now.
DrHorrible - 9/15/2012, 5:28 PM
@aztecRaingod The purple cap would have covered it. That's why the rig for the mask was that shape.
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 9/15/2012, 5:34 PM
well they werent exactly faithful to the lizards look ... but heres hopin
rbfn04 - 9/15/2012, 5:38 PM
It would've been amazing!!!!

Regarding TASM, the way they are going with the mythos (as shitty as they are making it) I expect them to go with something close to Ultimate Goblin...
poop23 - 9/15/2012, 5:40 PM
I still don't see how he looked like a powerranger.. I don't know if you guys remember, but the powerrangers looked more like spandexy party city costumes and not nearly as tech looking. If anything, spiderman looks more like a powerranger than that green goblin did
AUSSYACE - 9/15/2012, 5:49 PM
How the hell did this not get used in the final movie...
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/15/2012, 6:03 PM
That's [frick]in creeeepy but soooo cool!
deanwilkins - 9/15/2012, 6:17 PM
That is exactly what I was hoping for. I hated the power ranger costume.
TheRationalOne - 9/15/2012, 6:28 PM
I'm pretty sure I saw this same video over a year ago. And I agree, this would of been better but hoakey at the same time. I understand why they went the route they did, and it worked, but I would of liked to see the "Green Goblin", not a Mighty Morphin Power Goblin.

And for who said it was originally a rubber mask. You're right, but they still showed it as being a mask that expressed emotion and moved with the face. If they figure out how to do that, we're in for a treat.
storyteller - 9/15/2012, 6:30 PM
I find it funny how folks says the suit in the movie looked like it was out of powers rangers but ignore that this mask looks like one the monsters they would fight.

I think when they reintroduce the goblin, a physical change or a more organic face should be used.
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