Denis Leary is confirmed as Captain George Stacy. One of the good things that BND has established is having Betty Brant as a strong supporting character and essentially Peter's best friend. Betty has been front and center in some cases during arcs and in the Big Time debut it was revealed that she was back with Flash Thompson. Hobby is indeed back with a revamped costume "working" (I say that in quotes because it's not been revealed just exactly what Hobby's motivations are) with the Kingpin. I think Peter gets his new upgraded black and green tech suit to fight the Hobgoblin. Denis Leary is an excellent choice to play Captain Stacey. I think he's going to have a much more expanded role than James Cromwell did. I am liking how casting has shaping up so far. Harry and Norman Osborn are still left to cast unless they're not going to be in the film.