Chris Cooper Is Your New Green Goblin

March 1st, 2013 // 15 Comments
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“Why won’t you kiss me, Kevin Spacey?!”

Earlier in the week, I linked to a CBR report that assumed Colm Feore would be playing Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Except it turns out it’s actually going to be Chris Cooper who I’ll just assume sealed the deal with his Tex Richman rap. “My client will do anything for money,” his agent started the meeting with. THR reports:

The character of Osborn is pivotal in the franchise because he is the alter ego of the Green Goblin, which was played by Willem Dafoe in the original Spider-Man trilogy. It is unclear whether Cooper will make his villainous turn in this film or in a sequel. Osborn starts out as a mentor to the superhero before turning bad.

Considering these films are pulling heavily from Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate run, Chris Cooper’s Green Goblin will probably be less like Willem Dafoe’s shitty Power Rangers villian and more like the fiery, mutated version (above) even though I have absolutely no clue what those words me, horrified post-birthday hooker who just read over my shoulder. I’ll pay you double. Triple! Please don’t leave- KHAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN.

Photos: Pacific Coast News


  1. Buddy The Elf

    So not only are they remaking a movie less than 10 years old, but they cant even pick one of a hundred different enemies for him to battle against and instead are going to redo one of the ones already done recently? I love Hollywood.

  2. CrashHell

    Say what you will about Dafoe’s suit, at least it was real. Look forward to a CGI Green Goblin Kiddies, because that is all the imagination they have left.

  3. Maria

    Green Goblin knobs

  4. Hollywood is just going to keep “rebooting” the superhero films (Spiderman, Superman, the Avengers, X-Men, Batman, Star Wars) so that we watch the same dozen or so films again and again for all eternity.

    So this is Hell.

  5. I hope they make a movie where Venom is the villain. The ONLY villain. He doesn’t need the accompaniment of anyone else. If Spider-Man3 had just focused on Venom and not on emo dancing and James Franco’s flying skateboard, it would’ve been a lot better.

  6. Dick Hell

    Wow, is that what the Green Goblin looks like now? He looks a million times more bad-ass than he did back in my Spidey reading days. Better check him for performance enhancing drugs…

  7. Maria

    Looks like Super Skrull.

  8. I remember when I first learned that Willem Dafoe was cast as the Green Goblin and thinking, “Wow, that’s perfect! He looks just like the Green Goblin!” (At least, the Green Goblin I remembered from my late-70s Marvel Comics phase.) And then I saw the movie: “What the fuck? You cast someone who looks exactly like the Green Goblin, and then YOU PUT A MASK ON HIM? What was the point?” If you’re going to put a mask on him, then who cares.

    Except—Colm Feore? No. Don’t get me wrong, I think very highly of Colm Feore’s work and acting ability. But I just don’t see the Goblin coming from him. Doctor Faustus, however…

  9. Toni

    He’s a really good actor, I’m suprised that they chose him! Great choice.

  10. I want Harry Osborn to play the Green Goblin monster.

  11. Shailene Woodely Mary Jane Amazing Spider-Man 2 Andrew Garfield
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    I can see now why they changed their minds.

  12. Shailene Woodely Mary Jane Amazing Spider-Man 2 Andrew Garfield
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    Yeah, mascara is your friend.

  13. Shailene Woodely Mary Jane Amazing Spider-Man 2 Andrew Garfield
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    Shailene is actually really really pretty, she just looks like shit on this set for some reason. google her name, and look at most all of her pictures she’s way hotter than emma stone

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