The cast for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues to grow, but this recent addition is a little puzzling. According to an article over at Comingsoon.net Chris Cooper has been added as Norman Osborne. This is confusing for multiple reasons. One being the fact that Cooper doesn’t really look like the Norman silhouette we were teased with in the first installment when Peter snuck into Oscorp and two being the conjecture that the shadowy figure in Connors’ cell in the easter egg could’ve been Norman. Now I’m worried. Is this the beginning of continuity hell or is everything being taken care of? I’m now also questioning the easter egg at the end because with Jamie Foxx being cast as Electro, the figure couldn’t have been him, but now Cooper’s involvement could nix the Norman theory.
Something else that I’m worried about is whether or not Norman would make his transformation into the Green Goblin. The movie already has two baddies, so are they really thinking about adding a third? I would think Marc Webb would be smart enough not to make the same mistakes as the ill-fated Spider-Man 3 but I’m starting to really wonder. I guess only time will tell.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
Also starring Martin Sheen, Paul Giammatti, Felicity Jones and Colm Feore, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.