You already got Jamie Foxx playing Electro and then Paulo Giamatti playing Rhino,.. so huh why not throw Norman Osborn in there too! Sadly that’s the way Columbia Pictures thinks.
We’re bound for another Spidey movie plagued with too many villains as Hollywood Reporter said that Oscar winner Chris Cooper has joined the cast of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 to play Norman Osborn, the father of Harry (Dane DeHaan). No word yet if Cooper would don the Green Goblin suit for this sequel, but Norman will be featured, be part of the story…
The film is the first in the history of the franchise that will be filmed entirely in New York City and New York State.
The sequel to last year’s critical and box office hit The Amazing Spider-Man, the film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers.
The film’s key behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Dan Mindel, production designer Mark Friedberg, editors Pietro Scalia and Elliot Graham, and costume designer Deborah L. Scott.
The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will reprise their roles, Shailene Woodley will play Mary Jane, although for a smaller role leading up to a more significant role in the third installment. Dane DeHaan plays Harry Osborne, Jamie Foxx plays Electro.
Martin Sheen plays Ben Parker.
Paul Giamatti may get to play the rhino. Felicity Jones also co-stars in an unspecified role.
Directed once again by Marc Webb, from a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinker, based on the draft by James Vanderbilt.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 opens in 3D theaters, May 2nd, 2014
The sequel will begin production in early 2013.
The Amazing Spider-Man, banked more than $751 million worldwide.