The Hollywood Reporter announced that Academy Award winner, Chris Cooper, is joining The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He will play the character made famous by Willem Defoe... Norman Osborn. You will remember, Norman Osborn is only referenced in the first film, but never shown on screen. Production on the film has already begun, so this was a bit of a surprise when I read it.
I'm happy with this news! I love Cooper's acting and he totally delivers no matter what movie he's in. He also delivers no matter how small the part. This could turn out to be something very special. We'll see if the movie is written like the previous trilogy, where Osborn becomes a father figure to our Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield). And remember, Dane DeHaan has already been cast as Harry Osborn, Norman's son. Can't wait to see the final product.