Los Angeles, Nov 30 (PTI) Actor Willem Dafoe, who played the role of Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s “Spiderman”, has revealed that he was initially dismissive of the idea of starring in movie based on a comic book. Also Read - Rishabh Pant Trolls Himself With Spiderman Viral Meme Ahead of India vs England Series | POST

“When ‘Spider-Man’ was proposed to me originally it was like, ‘Really, you’re going to make a movie from a comic book?'” Dafoe told Hugh Jackman on Variety’s ‘Actor on Actor’. Also Read - Did Sushant Singh Rajput Send Rhea Chakraborty Back Home Before Committing Suicide?

Dafoe, 62, will next appear in the upcoming “Aquaman”, starring “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa in the titular role. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Dies Due to Hanging Resulting in Asphyxia, Actor's Postmortem Report Reveals

“It was like I was slumming it, you know? I didn’t see it that way, but some people were like, ‘Really?'” he added.

Jackman noted that the superhero genre had performed exceedingly well in the past decade.

“Ten years ago I remember hearing people say, “I don’t think this will last much longer,’ and it’s just continued to grow. I don’t think anyone saw that coming.

“I think ‘X-Men’ did a lot, particularly when it opened up in a concentration camp and the idea that we were taking it seriously in terms of more humanistic rather than superhuman,” Jackman said.

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