The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Oscar-winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation) will be Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in the second Spider-Man film from director Marc Webb. According to THR, Cooper has signed on to the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, taking on the role played by Willem Dafoe in the Spider-Man films directed by Sam Raimi.
The official synopsis: "The official synopsis: "In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker, life is busy--between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, 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, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past."
Columbia Pictures will release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on May 2, 2014.
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