Chris Cooper Is Norman Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

The actor will portray the Oscorp chairman who transforms into the Green Goblin in director Marc Webb's villain-packed Marvel sequel.
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Chris Cooper Is Norman Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Chris Cooper will play Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2Chris Cooper has signed on to portray Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While we knew that Oscorp was featured in director Marc Webb's sequel, Norman Osborn's casting has never been confirmed until now. Dane DeHaan is playing Norman's son Harry Osborn.

It isn't known at this time if Norman Osborn will transform into The Green Goblin in this sequel, or if they are holding off on using that villain for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. In the comic books, Norman Osborn starts out as a mentor to Peter Parker, before his villainous turn. The character was originally portrayed by Willem Dafoe in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already has a notable villain in Paul Giamatti's The Rhino, but it is possible there may be dual villains. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone star as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, with Jamie Foxx playing Electro, Shailene Woodley portraying Mary Jane Watson, and Sally Field and Martin Sheen reprising their roles as Aunt May and Uncle Ben.

Marc Webb is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner. Production is currently under way in New York City.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014.

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  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

    @narrator I'm in the same boat my friend

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    • narrator • 2 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus My thoughts exactly, which is what makes me so disappointed in my current progress or lack thereof. This guy probably took the bull by the horns and owned the opportunity and I feel I need to do the same.

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

        @narrator I believe it. Different times I guess? Sounds like he was a man on a mission and made his case with the company before writing the story that he had boiling in his head all through his childhood.

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        • narrator • 2 years ago

          @bawnian-dexeus@comicbookfan

          Am I the only person amazed that a nineteen year old wrote that arc? I mean, the Death of Gwen Stacy... written by a guy a year out of high school... it makes me very disappointed with myself.

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          • comicbookfan • 2 years ago

            @bawnian-dexeus Now you see why the Gwen Stacy story arc is so classic, eh..? Between the way Romita dolled her up and that tragic fate there really was no bigger turning point in Parker's life.

            I also think it's perfect casting, Norman is pretty old, the Goblin DNA hides his age well. Plus he looks similar to DeHaan, which is a good thing, since Norman & Harry look the same.

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            • moviemouse • 2 years ago

              loving this more and more i just wish electro wasn't the villain

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              • shuabert • 2 years ago

                Cool casting!

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                • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

                  @narrator absolutley agree, they can't f*ck this one up. Keep as close to comics as possible, don't rush the stories.

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                    @narrator DUDE! I just read that chapter in TASM #121. I knew she died but GOOD LORD that had to have been the best piece of literature I've ever absorbed. A genuine "f*ck me" moment

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                    • narrator • 2 years ago

                      What can I say, @ejk1? Smart dudes think alike? Lol.

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                      • moviemaniac66 • 2 years ago

                        This cast is crazy!

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                        • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                          @narrator@mieko-siede Now you're all just jumping on my idea :P

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                          • raoulduke33 • 2 years ago

                            I thought Giamatti was just geeking out on Rhino. I didn't know he had actually been cast. Paul Giamatti + Chris Cooper = Titti*s!

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                            • mieko-siede • 2 years ago

                              @narrator I was thinking the same thing. I'd like to see them stretch the series so that each character and their counterparts have a chance to develop properly before it draws to a close.

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                              • upsmann44 • 2 years ago

                                He was good in The Company Men, and he seems like a cool guy.

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                                • narrator • 2 years ago

                                  I hope they make this series at least a four-parter, if only to develop all the characters properly. I'd like to see a genuine relationship between Norman and Peter before Osborn goes psycho, leading to the all to unavoidable scene at the bridge.

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                                  • dbzfan91 • 2 years ago

                                    @Adsdsdsd123 Couldn't agree with you more. I want unused villains in the new films.... Mysterio and Scorpion are who I want to see next. Not necessarily together but still.

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                                    • Adsdsdsd123 • 2 years ago

                                      I think he will be good as Norman Osborne but i dont want another Green Goblin. Mysterio is the one villain i want the most.

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                                      • cryhwks • 2 years ago

                                        If he becomes The Goblin it will be at the very end & that will lead into the 3rd movie because they have already said this will be a real trilogy of movies

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                                        • ridgl • 2 years ago

                                          have they confirmed that he will be turning into the Green Goblin?

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