Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chris Cooper Cast as Norman Osborn in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Spider-Man's arch-nemesis is returning to the big screen.
The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Chris Cooper has signed on for the role of Norman Osborn in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. As Spider-Man fans know, Osborn becomes the supervillain The Green Goblin, as shown in the first Spider-Man film from 2002 that featured Willem Dafoe in the role.
It's not yet known if Osborn will become the Green Goblin in this film or eventually takes on the identity in the next movie. Almost three months ago, Dane DeHaan was cast as Norman's son Harry, and Norman's company OsCorp was featured in the first film, so it's no surprise to learn Norman will be included. And with reports a couple of weeks ago claiming there will be another funeral scene, it seems possible that Gwen Stacy's death at the hands of the Green Goblin in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man (vol.1) #121 could be adapted somehow in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The official plot synopsis for the film:
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also stars Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Paul Giamatti (Rumored to be The Rhino), and Sally Field reprising her role as Aunt May. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 2, 2014.