Chris Cooper cast as Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

chris-cooper We’ve already seen plenty of casting news surrounding the sequel to Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, including two villains, with Jamie Fox set to play Electro and Paul Giammatti as The Rhino. Now we’ve learned that Chris Cooper will join them as the villainous Norman Osborn, the alter ego of Spider-Man’s arch nemesis, The Green Goblin.

The Green Goblin would be the first villain to appear both in Sam Rami’s trilogy and the rebooted series. In all likelihood however we will probably not see Norman turn into the Goblin until the third film, or at least the very end of Amazing Spidey 2, with the focus instead being on Electro and Rhino.

Osborn was mentioned multiple times in The Amazing Spider-Man and was strongly hinted to be connected to the disappearance of Peter’s Parents and his backstory. Osborn also appeared briefly in a mid-credits scene, but was nothing more than an evil voice and a pair of writhing hands.

Another character who eventually dons the alter ego of The Green Goblin, Norman’s son Harry, was cast a while ago, Dane DeHaan of Chronicle will play the younger Osborn. Others joining the cast is Shailene Woodley who will play Spidey’s most well-known love interest, Mary Jane Watson.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit theaters May 2nd 2014.

  • Rachel Smith

    I can’t imagine anyone more perfect than Chris Cooper in the
    role of the Green Goblin, and I can’t wait to see his take on the role. This
    movie just keeps getting better, and I am glad that while I wait I can watch
    everything Spider-Man using Blockbuster @Home from DISH. The convenience of
    quickly updating my queue online is great with my busy work schedule at DISH. I
    also like that I have the option of in store exchanges when I forget to send
    back a movie and can’t wait. Watching the movies again, it’s clear that Marc
    Webb is setting this film apart, and I can’t wait to see the direction for
    these villains.

  • Kendra Taylor

    I thoroughly enjoyed Amazing Spiderman (the original series was horrible with Kirsten Dunst and Toby Mcguire) so I look forward to the sequel