Thursday, February 28, 2013

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

From iwatchstuff, 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.


JPX said...

Sigh. There are already too many villains in this sequel.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I dunno, I'm keeping an open mind. I'd rather have 3 villains than one villain with a long and boring backstory. I just hope they do the Green Goblin right this time around unlike that last travesty of a costume.

Octopunk said...

I was impressed enough with the first one to give them the benefit of the doubt, but three is a lot. I hope Osborne Goblins out for the third one.