Well, we can officially add another supervillain to the Rogues Gallery for the upcoming superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with director Marc Webb confirming on Twitter that B.J. Novak (The Office) is playing Alistair Smythe, who in the comic book universe is the son of Spencer Smythe, creator of the Spider-Slayers. Novak’s Smythe joins the previously confirmed villains Electro (Jamie Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Harry Osborn / Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), while there’s also rumours that Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) is set to portray the Black Cat.
Also featuring in the cast of the sequel are returning Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy), while the cast also includes Colm Feore (Thor) as Donald Menken and Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings) as Dr. Kafka.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release on April 18th in the UK, and on May 1st in North America.