Irrfan Khan to Play New Villain Van Atter in SPIDER-MAN Reboot; Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson to Play Peter Parker’s Parents

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While Spider-Man was already going to have to face down the Lizard in Marc Webb’s upcoming 3D Spider-Man reboot, he now has to contend with a second villain.  According to Heat Vision, Irrfan Khan (who is doing outstanding work on the new season of In Treatment) is in talks to play a new baddie named “Van Atter”.  Annie Parisse (Rubicon) is in negotiations to play Van Atter’s wife.

And if the spidey sense wasn’t already going crazy, the film is throwing Peter Parker’s rarely-seen parents into the mix.  Campbell Scott (Roger Dodger) has been cast as Papa Parker while Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is in talks to play Mama Parker.  Hit the jump for more on the film, which is set to open on July 3, 2012.

It’s currently unknown whether Mr. and Mrs. Parker will appear in flashbacks, a prologue, or during the course of the movie.  I hope they pull from the comics and have the characters actually turn out to be robots because that would be delightfully stupid.  As for their history in the comics, the real Richard and Mary Parker were secret agents but died in a plane crash.  Peter was raised by his Uncle Ben (Richard’s older brother) and Aunt May.

Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) is playing Peter while Emma Stone (Easy A) has been cast as his love interest Gwen Stacy.  Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) will play the villainous Lizard.  Aunt May and Uncle Ben are being played by Sally Field and Martin Sheen.  Production on the film is slated to begin later this month in Los Angeles.




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  • http://twitter.com/grapenutsrbt Jim Goff

    So they take Spider-Man, who probably has one of the most varied and well rounded rouges gallery, and they invent a new villain? I doubt there wasn’t another character they could have used in this new character’s spot.

    • TragicVillain

      Hey, it’s working so well for Julie Taymor….*cough*Swiss Miss*cough*

    • Anonymous

      But, but… however will Sony and Marvel make enough money on merchandise if they’re restricted to just existing characters??

      Think of the children and erm… grown up children (fanboys) who would flock to buy this merchandise.They need new toys dammit!

    • Anonymous

      But, but… however will Sony and Marvel make enough money on merchandise if they’re restricted to just existing characters??

      Think of the children and erm… grown up children (fanboys) who would flock to buy this merchandise.They need new toys dammit!

  • Cropes

    So, we’re going to try another to villain movie? That’s kind of what muddled Spider-Man 3 into a ridiculous mess. Unless they give this “new baddie” a small, mediocre part. I smell the atrocity of X-Men First Class all over this movie…

  • Paul

    I’m certain this Van Atter character is just going to play some sort’ve corrupt billionaire role. He’ll be the guy who pays for all of Dr. Connors experiments and ultimately screws him over so Connors has to take risks…and become the Lizard.

    Tired and classic Hollywood reboot style of course.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2HZVKCD37R2ONH5EVCNU2MCEDE Chris

    so many people are being added to this movie ,i hope it doesn’t become a big rushed mess…. i have to admit im a bit worried not just because of this news but the overwhelming feeling of everything being rushed.

  • Dpramroop

    wait a minute, that means spider-man is going to be tied in with the avengers movie, hahaha

  • Dpramroop

    wait a minute, that means spider-man is going to be tied in with the avengers movie, hahaha

  • Miles

    I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that Van Atter is really Van Adder, the Proto-Goblin or Van Atter is codeword for a completly different charactor.

  • Miles

    I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that Van Atter is really Van Adder, the Proto-Goblin or Van Atter is codeword for a completly different charactor.

  • Austin

    Two villains? Are they not learning from the mistakes of the third film?

  • Grimcicle

    Van Atter = The Chameleon?

  • Dogg

    I think he shoot web from his butt like a real spider.

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  • sense11

    Great Cast

  • sense11

    Great Cast

  • Alex

    Wait a second need to check something….Nope still hate Marc Webb.

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