Chris Cooper has signed on to play Norman Osborn, a.k.a. the Green Goblin, in Marc Webb's sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. Cooper joins Dane DeHaan as Osborn's son Harry, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as the Rhino (man, it's never not weird typing that), Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane…
Wondering how long it'd take for the events of September 11th to go from real life tragedy to thoughtless plot McGuffin? Marvel's new mega-event Siege demonstrates that the answer is "eight years, and we can kill even more people."
Superheroes can escape almost any trap... except for 50 years' worth of backstory that's dated, self-contradictory or gets in the way of a story. So what do you do? Reach for the retcon! Here are 15 examples of retcon fail.