It was only a matter of time before we learned who’d landed the role of Norman Osborn, head honcho of Oscorp and eventual Spidey nemesis, Green Goblin. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, and the role has gone to Chris Cooper. Man, that’s some damn good casting! Cooper makes a marvelous, sleazy, villain in a business suit. Not sure how his Green Goblin would stack up, but there’s no guarantee we’ll see that side of him in this flick or the next.
In fact, Osborn was mentioned a few times in The Amazing Spider-Man, and he was referred to as being sick and near death, so I’m unsure how active his role will be in this sequel. Cooper joins the film’s other villains, Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as Rhino, giving Amazing Spider-Man 2 and impressive roster of baddies.
What do you think of Cooper for Norman Osborn? Will we see him transform into the Green Goblin by film’s end?
Source: MTV’s Splash Page