Monday, October 11, 2010

"Spider-Man" Villain To Embody Warmth And Rage

According to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures, actor Rhys Ifans will play 'the villain', opposite actor Andrew Garfield as 'Peter Parker' and Emma Stone as 'Gwen Stacy', in the next installment of "Spider-Man" from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will start production December 2010 for a 3D theatrical release, July 3, 2012.

"We have been very fortunate to attract some of the best actors working today to play the villains in the Spider-Man movies," said Tolmach, "and it is exciting to see that trend continue with Rhys Ifans."

"What sets the Spider-Man villains apart, " said director Webb, "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."

"Spider-Man" is being overseen at the studio by Tolmach and Rachel O'Connor.

Possible "Spider-Man" comic book villains for Ifans to play include 'Venom', 'Green Goblin', 'The Vulture', "The Lizard' or 'Electro'.

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