Recently, two major casting changes were made for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The part of Mary Jane Watson was sidelined along with actress Shailene Woodley to give time for Peter Parker to grieve over the death of his beloved Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) who will undoubtedly kick the bucket in the upcoming sequel. Seemingly, throwing two women into the same film to vie for Peter’s affections will diminish the impact of Stacy’s death on Parker’s life. Woodley will get a chance to appear as Watson and romance Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”
The other change concerns Oscar winning actor Chris Cooper. He was slated to star as industrialist Norman Osborn (Green Goblin.) His role will follow Woodley’s character and appear in the third and possibly fourth Spider-Man installments. Cooper did state last month that his character does get an “extremely odd introduction.” Meanwhile, The Daily Bugle has stepped in to report that Norman Osborn remains in seclusion due to a severe illness. His son and heir, Harry, may assume control of OsCorp in his absence. Read the report to learn the details!
December 19, 2013
By Joy Mercado
Norman Osborn, CEO of OsCorp Industries, not seen in public or heard from in months, remains in seclusion amidst growing speculation about the severity of his condition.
The mounting concern for Osborn’s health, combined with OsCorp Industries’ recent problems with Dr. Curt Connors, has generated increased focus on the readiness of the company’s heir apparent, Harry Osborn, to assume control of the multinational conglomerate.
When asked for an official statement about Harry’s role with the company, the standard company PR line is “Harry is currently studying in Europe.”
After being shown photographic evidence of Harry partying on the Riviera with a bevy of barely-clad supermodels, OsCorp’s spokesman Donald Menken said, “A snapshot cannot capture a life. Harry is a brilliant young man with a very bright future. He may be a little green, but the future is bright.”
Here is the full synopsis for the film.
“We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield.) For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone.) But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx,) Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan,) returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will open in theaters on May 2, 2014. The action/adventure/fantasy film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Foxx, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Sarah Gadon, Chris Zylka, Marton Csokas, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore and Stan Lee. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner wrote the screenplay from a story by James Vanderbilt based on characters created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee. Marc Webb directs.