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I have to say that I feel Norman no longer knowing who Spidey is hasn't done the character any favors. It's taken away an important part of their classic dynamic, and I miss that. Is there any chance that Norman will find out again?
I don't think so, no. Once Norman knows, there's really only one place that the story can go. Those years when Norman knew and just ran around being an industrialist and secretly the Goblin, and Spidey knew he knew, yet went about his business and fretted didn't make a whit of sense to me, sorry.
I'd be curious to where he thinks that "one place" is, and where he draws the line at something in superhero comics "not making a whit of sense." That would pretty well cover just about EVERYTHING. Did he have a problem with the Kingpin (and who knows how many others) knowing who Daredevil was all that time?
I doubt it's his call anyway right now. I suspect that road runs through Bendis.
And it could be a diversion to avoid speculation and let the moment be a surprise if/when it does happen. After all, he really couldn't have very well said "wait and see," or any derivations thereof.
Although I tend to agree with Nick that when Norman goes back to Spider-Man villain from Marvel Universe villain it will be more practical.