Ifans To Play The Villain In SPIDER-MAN Reboot!

By on 12 October, 2010

Mr. Nice‘ actor Rhys Ifans will play the villain, opposite fellow Brit Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the ‘Spider-Man‘ reboot!

The announcement was made Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. The movie, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December this year, and will be released in cinemas (in 3D) on in summer 2012!

Speaking as part of the announcement, Tolmach said:

“We have been very fortunate to attract some of the best actors working today to play the villains in the Spider-Man movies, and it is exciting to see that trend continue with Rhys Ifans. After seeing his performance in our upcoming film ‘Anonymous,’ we’re in awe of his talent and think he’s the perfect choice to take on this role.”

But which villain Ifans will play is another matter, as currently moviemakers are staying tight-lipped on this subject.

Webb adds:

“What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker. Rhys’ incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character.”

Really looking forward to this, and keeping my fingers crossed that he’s the new Goblin! 🙂

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