Willem Dafoe Says People Thought He Was Slumming It When He Signed On For Spider-Man
Willem Dafoe made these remarks while sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman on Variety’s Actors on Actors show, which adds further context to the importance of their involvement in the superhero genre. Dafoe’s work on Spider-Man, as well as Jackman’s work on Bryan Singer’s original X-Men movie, arguably ushered in the modern era of comic book movies and legitimatized the genre. We had seen some significant successes with DC properties like Tim Burton’s Batman and Richard Donner’s Superman, but comic book projects were often regarded as subpar (mainly through the 1990s with films like Spawn and Steel) until the release of Spider-Man and X-Men.
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