Monday, October 11, 2010

Rhys Ifans Will Take On Spider-Man As The Lizard

UPDATE: Rhys Ifans will play Dr. Curt Connors, better known as The Lizard, in Marc Webb's 'Spider-Man' reboot.

Rhys Ifans has been chosen to play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the rebooted 'Spider-Man' to be directed by Marc Web. It is unknown at this time which villain Rhys will play, Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures had this to say on the casting:
"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."
Webb added:
"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."