This summer sees The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit theaters and with it will come a slew of villains that may end up being hard to keep track of. This week we learned that yet another villain had joined the fun as actor B.J. Novak was revealed as playing the character Alistair Smythe, better known as the Ultimate Spider-Slayer.
Director Marc Webb confirmed the casting on Twitter, nonchalantly dropping it into a tweet about something entirely unrelated to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 3, 2014
For those unfamiliar with the character Novak will be playing, Alistar Smythe is essentially a paralyzed man who used robotics to give himself the ability to walk — and the ability to hunt Spider-Man. The addition of yet another villains proves that Sony is taking a wildly unique approach to growing their Spider-Man universe and seems to imply that villains will be a major focus of both the Amazing Spider-Man 2 as well as the planned sequels and spin off films set for production.
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