According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures has found its Norman Osborn for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie.

chris_cooper_a_pAccording to the trade magazine, Chris Cooper has signed to play the man who would be the Green Goblin.  What’s really amazing is that production has already begun on Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the studio is still casting central characters… or are they?

There’s no word if Cooper will turn into the Green Goblin, or if Osborn will only be a bit player moving toward the big turn toward the end of the flick.  We already know Jamie Foxx has been cast as Electro, and if the movie focuses on one villain, Sony/Columbia pictures could be pushing off the big “oh, snap!” moment for a third film.  If so, that should make Emma Stone fans happy.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives May 02, 2014.

via THR

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  1. February 28, 2013 at 11:04 am — Reply

    I like Cooper as Norman Osborne – he’s got the right level of “professional crazy” to pull off that role. But Cooper as the Green Goblin? I’m not sure I can see that.

  2. Oldcomicfan
    February 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    I hope they don’t fall into the Sam Rami trap. I’d rather see one villain per movie, and a good storyline, than trying to cram two or three different villains into each movie. If a villain, like Sandman, wasn’t strong enough to carry the picture, they should have picked a different villain.

  3. February 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    Amen, I don’t understand this hollywood mentality that more is better. Its not always true with comics. Seriously, Avengers had 1 villain, fantastic movie. In comics, Each arc of batman has had one villain and they are fantastic.

    Personally I think this is all building. Webb had said before he could see a new trilogy, and with the mystery surrounding his parents, and their connection to osborn, I would like to see him in this movie as just Norman Osborn, and next movie as the green goblin.

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