Willem Dafoe (American Psycho, Spider-Man) broke the internet back in 2021 when returning as Norman Osborn, aka the Green Gobin, in Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, however, his thoughts on the VFX used on his character aren’t quite as positive.
When talking to Wired in one of their recent Wired Autocomplete Interview webisodes, Dafoe offered his thoughts when answering the common Google search query “was willem dafoe cgi in no way home”, to which he responded with “no, I don’t think so” before diving into the topic of de-aging, which you can see further down the article.
When talking about VFX used in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dafoe went on to say “yeah, there was a couple of shots that were really fuzzy, I thought it was silly, because the de-aging thing, they don’t have down yet”.
When ‘No Way Home’ was released, fans did at first question the VFX and de-aging qualities of the film for being less than expected, and it seems Dafoe was with the fans on this one in terms of the technology just not quite being there yet.
Dafoe also added, comedically, that there was “no point” in de-aging his character, as he told Wired “I don’t look that much older. I don’t think anyway. It’s the creams. [laughs]”.