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Is the Green Goblin Headed to 'Amazing Spider-Man 3'?

Chris Cooper says his "Amazing Spider-Man 2" role will lead to "better things" in the third movie.

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Despite teases to the contrary, at least one person seems to believe that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 isn't going to be all about the Sinister Six. Considering that that man plays Norman Osborn -- better known to most Spider fans as the Green Goblin -- it's possible that he may know more than most about the subject.

Talking to Access Hollywood at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Cooper called his appearance in next year's Amazing Spider-Man 2 "an introduction to Norman Osborn" that "apparently leads to better things in [The Amazing] Spider-Man 3."

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"I think it's fair to say he's on his last legs. And I don't know if I can say anything more," Cooper explained about Osborn's status in Marc Webb's second Spider-Man flick. That makes sense considering the hints about Osborn from 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, and the idea that maybe all the genetic manipulation he's funding is for somewhat selfish reasons.

It isn't a surprise that we'll see the Norman Osborn move into bad-guy mode before the end of Webb's trilogy -- he is, after all, likely the most well-known Spider-Man villain, especially for the Gwen Stacy era, that the movies seem to be working within. But just because Cooper is hinting at "better things" for the character, that doesn't necessarily mean that we'll see an appearance from his Goblin alter ego. Could we see Osborn cause mischief without a mask? The break from tradition might be worth it for the chance to see Cooper chew some scenery…