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Last summer's superhero reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man" was pretty cool, mostly because of the chemistry between stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, but as much as we love The Lizard, the action scenes were just kind of ho-hum. You know, fighting a big gekko is cool and everything, but we like our Spider-Men to be in a little more danger.
Well, someone at Sony apparently fells the same way, because according to Heat Vision, Oscar winner Chris Cooper has just signed on to play the sinister Norman Osborn in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Look out, Spidey, the Green Goblin is back!
Or, at least, he might be back. All we know for sure at this point is that Cooper will be playing the Green Golbin's less goblinly alter ego, who is kind of like the anti-Tony Stark: He's a billionaire inventor, but instead of being a playboy philanthropist, he does sometimes flies around on a creepy hoverboard tossing exploding pumpkins at people.
But he may or may not actually be doing that in this film. After all, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" already has fellow Oscar winner Jamie Foxx playing the supervillain Electro as well as Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti as the hulking Rhino. So this may be a case of setting things up for the third movie.
Either way, we're excited to see what Cooper does with the character so adpetly portrayed by Willem Dafoe in the original "Spider-Man" trilogy. And hey, one word of caution to Emma Stone: Watch your back out there, lady.
Because things we hear the Green Goblin has a thing for blondes.