The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is becoming the unexpected home to many highly respected actors. Jamie Foxx has already signed on to play Electro, and Paul Giamatti will play Rhino. As of today, Chris Cooper has agreed to play Norman Osborne, billionaire CEO of OSCORP and the man who eventually becomes Green Goblin. Willem Dafoe played the part in the previous Spider-Man series. When you think about it, Dafoe and Cooper have always had a similar, hard-to-describe quality about them. Now we know it’s an inherent goblin-ness.
Actor Chris Cooper attends the Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Muppets” at the El Capitan Theatre on November 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images