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Chris Cooper joins Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin

02.27.2013

As if Peter Parker didn't have enough to worry about already...

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, which already counts Jamie Foxx's Electro and Paul Giamatti's Rhino among its villains, has added a new bad guy (or future bad guy) in the form of Norman Osborn, who will be portrayed by Oscar winner Chris Cooper. Not easy to fill Willem Dafoe's shoes, but Cooper is rather terrific casting.

Chances are Norman won't become his alter-ego, The Green Goblin, in this installment, as those other two super-villains are more than enough for one movie - at least, that's what we're hoping Marc Webb and company are thinking. SPIDER-MAN movies don't fare very well when there are three villains hanging around.

Of course, Osborn is a central character in Spider-Man/Peter's life, starting off as a mentor and brilliant industrialist before transforming into a pumpkin bomb-hurling madman and arguably Spidey's greatest nemesis. Gwen Stacy, you had better watch your back...

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is currently in production in New York City, as recent set-pics have proven. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Sally Field will reprise their roles from the first film, while Dane DeHaan (as Norman's son, Harry), Foxx, Giamatti, Shailene Woodley - and now Cooper - all appear for the first time. The film will wrap you in its web on MAY 2, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of the casting of Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn?
Source: THR

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