AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: Chris Cooper on Sinister Six and Norman Osborne
It looks like Sony Pictures and director Marc Webb are going to be setting up a whole Spider-Man cinematic universe. They already have three more Spider-Man movies planned and some spin-off films in development. There's no doubt that we'll be seeing more of than just that.
In a recent interview with MTV, Chris Cooper, who plays Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, talks a little bit about the character, the Sinister Six, and the direction they are taking the films.
"'[Amazing] Spider-Man 2' was an introduction to Norman, and — you'll see — an extremely odd introduction, which apparently will lead to something more."
When asked about the Sinister Six being the future direction of the franchise, Cooper revealed that he was aware of it, and says,
"They sent me some material, but they said also that this Spider-Man is its own Spider-Man. We're just kind of starting from the beginning."
In a previous interview with Paul Giamatti, he talked about the possible direction of the villains, saying,
"And I believe there's a lot of stage-setting for the next film. There are several villains in this movie, and some of them are more foreground and important. Jamie Foxx is and stuff. A couple of us are more hanging around the background because I think there will be a bigger deal. I don't actually know, but that seems to be what they're doing. I'm not an idiot either, but I can't claim hard and fast knowledge of this. I won't. I can't because I don't actually know, but you and I can speculate."
I'm excited for the possibilities! There's so much that they can do with these characters, and it will be fun to see what they do with it.
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 also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak, and Sarah Gadon. It's set to hit theaters on May 2nd, 2014.