Chris Cooper To Play New Green Goblin, Another Terrible Dad/Villain

February 27, 2013


Looks like American Beauty's Chris Cooper will keep on with being a super fucked-up dad attempting to murder his son's friend.

According to THR, the actor has been cast as Norman Osborn, aka Green Goblin, in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. That makes him father to Dane DeHaan's Harry Osborn, and yet another Oscar-nominated actor to join the film's cluttered, weirdly-acclaimed rogues gallery, which currently has Jamie Foxx lined up for Electro and Paul Giamatti playing Rhino. As of now, it's not clear if Cooper will shift into villainy in the upcoming sequel, or if maybe that transformation be saved until the next film, when Goblin will probably be joined by Philip Seymour Hoffman's Mysterio and a nuanced portrayal of Boomerang realized by Daniel Day-Lewis. But it does seem increasingly likely that Richard Parker's quick departure may have had something to do with Osborn awkwardly trying to French him.

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