Spider-Man 2 / Green Goblin's Mask

Item Code: #3910

Status: SOLD

Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) lives in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after the beautiful Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn (James Franco). On a school trip, during which Peter and his classmates are given a science demonstration on arachnids, Peter is bitten by a genetically-altered spider. Soon after, he discovers that he has unusual powers: he is endowed with the strength and agility of a spider along with a keen, ESP-like "spider-sense." Peter first uses his powers to make money, but in the face of a tragedy that hits close to home, he vows to dedicate his life to fighting crime, taking to heart the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility." Meanwhile, megalomaniacal businessman Norman Osborn, (Willem Dafoe) Harry's father, is undergoing some changes of his own. An experimental formula has gone awry, increasing his intelligence and strength but also driving him insane. He is now the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's arch enemy, who will put young Peter Parker's vow to fight crime and help innocent people to the ultimate test.

This mask was screen used at the end of the film when on display in Norman Osborn's (Willem Dafoe) secret room. A special mounting bracket was installed inside the helmet so it could be held in place on a pedestal. This mask may have also been used in the first film.

Designing the mask - Sam Raimi (Director), James Acheson (Costume Designer), and Neil Spisak (Production Designer) wanted to honor the look of the Goblin in relation to the comic books, however they also wanted to make it seem as though it came from the real world. James Acheson: "The Goblin looks slightly different than his comic book incarnation. We started off being very faithful in terms of the face, but that changed quite radically when we decided to give up on the idea of a prosthetic face." In the end, what they retained of the Goblin was a fixed maniacal screaming face, which in return became part mask and part and part helmet for the Goblin to ride on the rocket glider.

"The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout, down came the GOBLIN and took the spider out!"
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