Chris Cooper talks The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Chris Cooper is one of several new cast members to be joining the ensemble for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , and is already looking forward to how his character might develop further down the track.

Cooper will be playing Norman Osborn, best known to fans of the comic-books and the Sam Raimi trilogy as the alter-ego of The Green Goblin, but is unlikely to be in full-on villain mode, thanks to the involvement of Jamie Foxx’s Electro.

“This is an introduction to Norman Osborn,” says Cooper of his role in the second film, “and, apparently, this leads to better things in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 .”

“I think it's fair to say that he's on his last legs,” continues Cooper, “and I don't know if I can say anything more.”

Osborn was mentioned in the first film as a man struggling with severe ill health, which would seem to pave the way for drastic measures to be taken… drastic measures that could well speed his transformation into the Goblin, perhaps?

In the meantime, he’ll be appearing in the second film alongside the likes of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.

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