The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Details on Norman Osborn

Chris CooperA lot of new characters will be introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, several of whom will be villains, and that has fans worried about the film being overloaded. But the producers have assured us that Electro (Jamie Foxx) will be the main focus and the villains will not be overcrowding each other. Chris Cooper, who will be playing Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin, has spoken a little about what his role will be in the sequel, assuring us that he will not be the villain–just yet:

This is an introduction to Norman Osborn. 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, and I don’t know if I can say anything more.

It’s not much but it sounds like he’ll just be introduced as a future threat, staying in the background like in the first film, with his true villainy to be revealed in the third installment. Looks like they’re thoroughly planning out the progression of the sequels, more so than most superhero films.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters April 18, 2014 in the UK and May 2, 2014 in the US. What do you think about introducing Osborn in this film along with so many other potential villains? Let us know in the comments below!