Chris Cooper has been cast in The Amazing Spiderman 2.

The Oscar-winning actor will take on the role of Norman Osborn in Marc Webb's forthcoming sequel, Variety reports.

Andrew Garfield will return as Peter Parker, while Emma Stone reprises her role as Gwen Stacy.

Norman Osborn, the head of Oscorp, is portrayed in the comics as a mentor-turned-enemy of Peter Parker's and as the villainous Green Goblin.

The role was played by Willem Dafoe in director Sam Raimi's previous Spider-Man trilogy.

Dane DeHaan will play Norman Osborn's son and Peter Parker's best friend Harry Osborn.

Also joining the cast are Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti was villains Electro and the Rhino, while Shailene Woodley will be appearing as love interest Mary Jane Watson.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled for release in April 2014.