Rebooting an entire series means seeing new men and woman in very familiar characters. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films have steadily decreased in value among film loves but they still hold up, in my opinion, and set up what can now be called the superhero movie craze. But with new movies mean new actors and one big character/villain in the Spider-Man universe if the Green Goblin, aka Norman Osbourne. Osbourne's company was only mentioned in the first film and Osbourne himself was barely alluded to, which of course sets up him being an enemy further down the line.
This may be where everything falls apart for this "new" franchise however. With Chris Cooper recently announced as Norman Osbourne, not necessarily Green Goblin, he joins an already packed villain cast which includes Paul Giamatti as Rhino and Jamie Foxx as Electro. So is this now Spider-Man 3 syndrome? Or will Osbourne just be in the background, perhaps a secondary character to these other villains? Perhaps Cooper is merely setting up his eventual role as Spider-Man's most villainous foe.
So what do you think these means for the new movies? Is this the right direction to be moving towards? And is Cooper the right casting choice for such an integral villain?