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Chris Cooper has been cast to play Norman Osborn in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Cooper’s character, Norman Osborn, is the father of Peter Parker’s best friend Harry and the alter ego of the Green Goblin. Osborn serves as a role model for the superhero, before he takes his villainous turn.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that it is still unknown whether Cooper will play the Green Goblin in this film or in a sequel.
The role of Norman Osborn was previously played by William Dafoe in the Spider-Man movie in 2002.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already has a cast of leading ladies and gentlemen. Off-screen couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will return to play the famous superhero and his love interest, Gwen Stacy.
Cooper joins the posse of other villains in the film, Jaime Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as Rhino, notes Variety. Also new to the cast are Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn and Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson.
Columbia Pictures will release the sequel May 2, 2014.