Chris Cooper will play the Green Goblin in the new Spider-Man franchise, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Technically, Cooper will play Norman Webb, the goblin's alter-ego, in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" for Columbia Pictures.

Osborn was played by Willem Dafoe in the original Spider-Man films. No one has said publicly whether Cooper will become the Green Goblin in the next film. Osborn starts out as Peter Parker's mentor before going green.

It's not like they need him for this one, since they already have about 75 villains, including ones played by Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti.

The film stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and is slated for release May 2, 2014.

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