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Chris Cooper to play Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe in Breach

Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR-winning actor Chris Cooper has signed on to play Norman Osborn, aka The Green Goblin, in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is currently unclear whether Cooper will make his villainous turn from Osborn to Goblin in this film or in a subsequent sequel.

But Osborn starts out as a mentor to the superhero before turning bad and was played in the original Sam Raimi trilogy of films by Willem Dafoe.

Andrew Garfield reprises his role as the webslinger Peter Parker alongside Emma Stone as his love interest, while Marc Webb returns to the director’s chair.

Cooper, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2002’s Adaptation, joins an all-star cast of villains that already includes Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release on May 2, 2014.

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