Rhys Ifans Cast in Unknown Villain Role in Spider-Man Reboot
Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of Emma Stone taking the role of Gwen Stacy, the lead female and love interest for Spider-Man, it looks like we now have a villain cast for the web-slinging franchise reboot. Deadline is reporting Sony Pictures has cast British actor Rhys Ifans in an unknown villain role. You may not know the actor's name, but you've likely seen him in quirky roles in films like Notting Hill, Pirate Radio and a great supporting performance in last year's Greenberg. In addition to this Spider-Man casting, Ifans is likely to become more familiar following his appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The real question now is what villain will Ifans portray on screen? The inclusion of Gwen Stacy as Peter Parker's love interest over Mary Jane Watson seems to suggest the the series could start with Green Goblin again (the villain responsible for Stacy's untimely death in the comic series). However, since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man used a very similar scenario to threaten Mary Jane's life, there's no guarantee that Gobby will be included. There have been vague rumblings of Venom, which would be nice after he was treated so poorly in Spider-Man 3, but there hasn't been any confirmation just yet. If Ifans takes the role, we'll likely find out soon so stay tuned as the story develops. Which villain would you like Rhys Ifans to play?