Marc Webb reveals B J Novak's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 role

News Simon Brew 4 Feb 2014 - 06:32

A potential spoiler here, as the identity of another character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 becomes clear...

It proved to be a pretty good weekend for director Marc Webb's upcoming sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. A pair of Superbowl spots and an extended preview have got the film onto the radar of a few more people, and the general reaction to the new promos was really rather positive.

Webb regularly uses his Twitter account to reveal new details about the film too, and he's just spilled what might be quite an important one. This is the kind of thing you may want to find out for yourself, so don't read on if you don't want the identity of what looks like an important character revealed.

Still here?

Okay. Webb has revealed in one of his latest Tweets that B J Novak will be playing the role of Alistair Smythe in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Smythe, in the land of Spidey comics, is the son of Spencer Smythe, the creator of the first collection of Spider Slayers. His son picks up his father's work. And whilst it's unclear whether we'll see Spider-Slayers in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, at the very least it's fair to assume something's being set up for a Spider-Man film along the line.

Webb's Tweet can be seen here, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will arrive in UK cinemas in April.

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