Chris Cooper Cast As Norman Osborn

Chris_cooper_useThe Hollywood Reporter is reporting that actor Chris Cooper has been cast as Norman Osborn in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie. He was last seen terrorizing the Muppets in their latest film. What are your thoughts?

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(23) Comments

  1. Jack Brooks

    I would be perfectly happy if Webb shocked everyone by not killing Gwen, and revealing that this was an alt Spidey universe.

  2. JT

    @12: Of course we need to see Peter vs. Norman again. That was the entire crux of "The Night Gwen Stacy Died".

  3. fantasyfreak

    I had completely forgotten about him in Bourne Identity, but it´s not strange seeing how old it actually is now. But I´ll check out Breach.

  4. CrazyChris

    On one hand I think they are putting too many new characters in this movie and it is hard to imagine any of them getting the attention they deserve. On the other hand, the actors they're getting are unbelievablely great. This is the best cast of any Spider-Man movie hands down.

  5. stillanerd

    Casting Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn is a stroke of genius--especially if these versions of the films are going for the idea of Norman Osborn as more of the unethical, dangerous businessman than the full-blown psychotic Defoe was going for. Anyone who has seen him in The Bourne Identity and Breach knows he can pull off playing someone evil and crazy without going over the top. But yeah, it's going to be hard to try and give proper balance to these various villains given the star power and running time involved.

  6. hornacek

    Watch "Breach" - great movie, great Cooper performance. Plus he was a bad guy in the Bourne Identity.

  7. Eddie

    Pual Giamatti, Jaime Foxx, Chris Cooper... They are really stacking the deck with quality actors. Andrew et al are going to have to bring their A-Game for this one.

  8. fantasyfreak

    @Brad: No I haven´t actually seen the muppets yet, but I´m thinking about it now :) Gonna try and check out a couple of his other films I haven´t seen yet too, to refresh my memory of his acting skills... I tend to do that as soon as I hear new casting on upcoming movies that I want to see..

  9. fantasyfreak

    Has he ever played a bad guy before? I can´t remember. Was a while ago since I saw him in anything to be honest.

  10. Kevin Cushing

    He's a good actor, but I was kind of ruined by the rumors of Christoph Waltz from before the first one.

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