Sinister Six Likelihood Continues to Build as Chris Cooper Says THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 “Will Lead to Something More”

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The future of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise probably lies with the Sinister Six.  As we’ve said before, Sony doesn’t have any other superheroes, but they have plenty of supervillains, and teaming them together can set Amazing Spider-Man apart from other comic book movies.  As far as we know, Electro (Jamie Foxx) will be the main villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but we also know Chris Cooper is playing Norman Osborn, who in the comics eventually becomes Spidey’s arch-nemesis, Green Goblin.  In a recent interview with MTV, Cooper says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be our introduction to the rebooted Osborn, but,

“you’ll see — an extremely odd introduction, which apparently will lead to something more.”

Hit the jump for Cooper’s other statement regarding the upcoming sequel.  The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, B.J. NovakColm Feore, and Sally FieldThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Cooper also told MTV,

“They sent me some material,” he said, adding, “But they said also that this Spider-Man is its own Spider-Man. We’re just kind of starting from the beginning.”

That’s right, kids: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a reboot of a reboot.  Perhaps a more accurate description is that the sequel is a much-needed adjustment.  The first movie was too gritty but also too silly (lizard gas) and mostly a mess when it came to the story.  A redesigned costume and the humor we saw in the Comic-Con trailer are encouraging signs for the upcoming film.

As for Cooper’s comments, I hope his odd introduction involves a maniacal laugh.

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  • Lex Walker

    “you’ll see — an extremely odd introduction”

    Odder than Willem Dafoe delivering a soliloquy in a smoking robe in front of a fireplace with a big helmet of a mask as his audience? Really? Odder than that?

    • Brandon

      Niceee…

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      I liked that scene. Showed off the dramatic crazed flair of Willem Dafoe.

      • Daniel

        That’s a scene that makes me think William Dafoe as the next older Joker could work

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Nice one!

  • eternalozzie

    All I know is I can’t wait for this movie.

    • Norman Dostal

      the first one was pretty bad with the emo 30 year old parker and Emma Stone playing a genius-no one believed that! fingers crossed!

  • axalon

    Please just make a good movie. Please Sony, we’ve been waiting for one since 2004.

    • lanmanna

      We? Don’t include me, I liked Amazing.

      • axalon

        So you’re the one!

      • lanmanna

        And only! LOL

  • Kevin

    I wonder when we’ll find out that Peter’s parents are alive.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    I disagree Matt w that statement of “a reboot of a reboot”. I think Cooper is stating that his Norman Osborn is not the same one portrayed by Willem Defoe in the earlier films. He probably wants people to not be confused by a reboot that happened so quickly. That would be like Nolan “rebooting” Batman w the Dark Knight because it had a different feel than the 1st film. But yes all the changes so far seem like a step in the right direction. Each film is it’s own contained film that will have shared stories throughout the series leading up to the Sinister Six.

    • Brian

      Agreed. Sounds like the writer took the quote to mean something entirely different from what was intended. But this is Matt Goldberg we’re talking about– and everything he says and does is completely moronic.

      • burn

        at least he’s not as bad as that idiot over at cinema blend. KR.

  • doctor_robot

    i loved the amazing spider-man, and i’m very exciting about the direction it seems to be taking.

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  • Jack

    Not super new idea, similar to how “The Wolverine” was a kinda sorta reboot of “X-men Origins”. I have a ton of faith in this film, hopefully Sony will give Marc Webb a little more freedom

    • Nerdgasm

      I don’t see how The Wolverine was anything close to a reboot to Xmen Origins at all. Everything that basically happened in Origins still haunted the actions of Wolverine PLUS it was a direct sequel of sorts to X3: The Last Stand as what unraveled in that movie plagued Logan in The Wolverine. There was no reinvention of Wolvie in The Wolverine just a CLEAR continuation of what has happened to the character ever since Jackman started this whole thing.

      • Who knew?

        Meh, Sailor Moon.

  • JoeNiqua

    These movies are all trying to outdue themselves. They’re just gonna get bigger until people can’t stand superheroes. If this didn’t have all of the talk about the Sinister Six, I doubt anyone would give a crap.

    • Grayden

      a lot of people are already getting superhero fatigue. The trick for studios is going to be knowing when to keep a movie small and subtle, and when to go big and all out.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Of course Goldberg thinks a coherent, cohesive film was “a mess.”

    • Norman Dostal

      it was though-too old Peter, unbelievable “smart” Emma, CGI lizard looking like The Mummy face-bad stuff-watch the taxi scene again-clearly the worst scene in any spider-man movie

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        It’s an old Hollywood trope that actors too old to be high school students play high school students. Technically, Tobey Maguire was too old also (Maguire was 27, only two years younger than Garfield, 29). You accept it with a smirk and go on.

        I have never heard anyone complain that Gwen Stacy was too smart in the movie. And if she is, I find it impossible to complain while looking into Emma Stone’s enormous eyes.

        Lizard Man is a pretty weak villain, a far cry from Doc Oc and Green Goblin. That (and not just his transformation scene) was the movie’s biggest failing.

        But still, when I think of Spiderman and “mess” I think of Spiderman 3. There was no scene in the reboot anywhere near as embarrassing to the character as emo Peter Parker dancing.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        It’s an old Hollywood trope that actors too old to be high school students play high school students. Technically, Tobey Maguire was too old also (Maguire was 27, only two years younger than Garfield, 29). You accept it with a smirk and go on.

        I have never heard anyone complain that Gwen Stacy was too smart in the movie. And if she is, I find it impossible to complain while looking into Emma Stone’s enormous eyes.

        Lizard Man is a pretty weak villain, a far cry from Doc Oc and Green Goblin. That (and not just his transformation scene) was the movie’s biggest failing.

        But still, when I think of Spiderman and “mess” I think of Spiderman 3. There was no scene in the reboot anywhere near as embarrassing to the character as emo Peter Parker dancing.

      • lanmanna

        Too old? He looked younger than Tobey.

    • Strong Enough

      the movie was shit

      • The Flobbit

        Entertaining shit, but shit nonetheless.

      • The Flobbit

        Entertaining shit, but shit nonetheless.

      • lanmanna

        Overdramatic opinion is overdramatic. You Internet people think everything is the worst thing evar!

      • Strong Enough

        never said worst ever. just shit

    • Strong Enough

      the movie was shit

  • http://thelaststand.us fusionman15

    I hope they don’t get too caught up in setting up future films and villains that they cop out quality of this film. Sinister Six would be pretty awesome if done correct and it will be hard. I just don’t want more Spider-Man films where all the villains die at the end.

  • http://thelaststand.us fusionman15

    I hope they don’t get too caught up in setting up future films and villains that they cop out quality of this film. Sinister Six would be pretty awesome if done correct and it will be hard. I just don’t want more Spider-Man films where all the villains die at the end.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    In which parallel universe is Chris Cooper the right casting for Norman Osborn?
    Oh yeah.
    This one.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    In which parallel universe is Chris Cooper the right casting for Norman Osborn?
    Oh yeah.
    This one.

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