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Twitter user PENGUIN MANE (@Tupacca) gets credit for snapping the above pic, which is – to date – the clearest image we have of the Goblin figure showcased on the triptych poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 we have been writing about for the past few days. As you can see from the below Tweets, the middle sheet of the three-panel poster definitely features a Goblin-clad figure riding a glider. Here are a few distant shots of the character. When compared to Tupacca’s, it looks like he (or she) managed to score an clear photo of the version of the Green Goblin that we’re going to see in Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man sequel.
Twitter, of course, exploded with sarcasm.
Yes, Green Goblin does indeed look like Billy Idol.— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) December 2, 2013
@JoeTeulon looks like the joker and green goblin had a baby— Harjit (@GHarjit) December 2, 2013
Hard to argue. While I’m no fan of the Power Rangers design of Willem Dafoe’s suit in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man, I’m not warming up to the spiky blonde hair of a mask-free DeHaan. BUT … we’re judging a blurry shot of a character on a poster. Let’s wait and see if the Goblin is part of the trailer that’s due to arrive on Thursday, and then wait to see how Webb chooses to use this classic villain when ASM 2 opens next May.