Chris Cooper to play Norman Osborn, AKA the Green GoblinPosted 3:06 pm on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Holy cow, the evil maniacal laugh guy from The Muppets is going to play Norman Osborn in the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Yes, Chris Cooper, the same guy who also killed Kevin Spacey in American Beauty. He sure can play a bad guy (the screenshot above is pretty evil).
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is currently in production, and now we know who Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) will be up against. Not only will he be facing Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti), but he’ll also be up against one of his greatest rivals, Norman Osborn, the man who killed Gwen Stacy from the comic books. If Marc Webb wants to set it up right, Norman should still be pulling the strings in the sequel, just like he did in the first movie. Once we hit part 3, he should reveal the Green Goblin and the death of Gwen Stacy.
Emma Stone returns as Gwen Stacy, Dane DeHaan will be playing Harry Osborn, and Shailene Woodley will be playing Mary Jane Watson.
The movie is being penned by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 2, 2014.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.