Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse could have featured an exciting variant of Green Goblin, with designs inspired by Ghost Rider and artist Mike Mignola. The movie’s character designer, Kris Anka, shared unused designs on Twitter, revealing a version of Green Goblin with a fiery skull face and a glider influenced by the Spirit of Vengeance. While it’s unclear if these designs made it into the final film, it’s possible they could appear in the trilogy finale, which is expected to introduce even more multiverse characters.
The Most Awesome Green Goblin Ever
Unfortunately, the release of Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse has been delayed due to strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The delay was a strategic decision by Sony to ensure that the sequel lives up to its potential. The release date for Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, originally scheduled for March 29, 2024, has been removed from the schedule and is currently undated. The strikes have led to writers and actors not being available to work on the film, prompting Sony to prioritize delivering the best possible sequel.
The Spider-Verse sequel aims to build upon the success of its predecessor, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won an Academy Award. It is set to explore the multiverse in even greater depth, with multiple versions of Miles Morales, Peter Parker, and Gwen Stacy expected to appear. The potential inclusion of various Green Goblin variants adds to the anticipation for the film.
Overall, while fans may have to wait a little longer for Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, the delay ensures that the sequel can deliver an exceptional and satisfying conclusion to the animated trilogy. The unused Green Goblin designs provide a glimpse into the creative possibilities that could be explored in the final installment.