Rhys Ifans Cast as Spider-Man Villain
Studio insiders are apparently keeping quiet about who he'll play. Speculation is centered around Green Goblin/Norman Osborn because of Gwen Stacy's involvement. This makes perfect sense but will Sony want to revisit Osborn since he was the villain in the first Spider-Man movie?
Ifans' breakout role was in Notting Hill (with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant) and he'll also be appearing as Xenophilus Lovegood in the next Harry Potter movie. I don't quite see him as filling the role of Norman. I would say he could possibly be more fitting as Electro but I don't see Electro as being the main bad guy. We'll have to wait and see and speculate for ourselves in the mean time.
Thanks to sora_thekey for pointing this in our direction.
I have a felling it's gonna be Mysterio. Besides you don't want to kill off the love intrest in the first movie wait 'till the second that way you feel an attatchment to the character and it will shock the people who never heard of Gwen Syacy.
Well, our very own welshy actor (Anthony Hopkins doesn't count anymore) can do menacing quite effectively (he did a good psychopath in the otherwise cack Twin Town and a film with Daniel "Bond" Craig about the aftermath of a runaway balloon...) so whatever role he's up for should be okay. I don't like much about this spiderman reboot (emma stone with her wierd cat-face one thing bothering me) but hell, I said the same about jj abrahms Star Trek and ended up loving that.
Although I don't necessarily care right now about this current Spider-Man "reboot", it is fun to speculate who the villains might be.
I don't know. I rather doubt Mysterio would be the main villain, not to say he won't show up.
If he is to be a major baddie, I would say Electro. Why? His hair. It's too dreamy....*joke* Wouldn't it be a hoot if he played Hobgoblin?
O MY GAY!!! IT WON'T BE THE VULTURE SAM RAIMI WANTED THE VULTURE BUT STUDIO SAID NO AND THUS HE LEFT.
I would love to Green Goblin again with a slow build to Gwen's death (preferably in the sequel) but I can also picture 2 villains...just not sure who probably a brain like Doc Ock or Misterio backed by an enforcer like Rhino or Shocker. But they might even try a newer enemy or semi-classic but no one lame like The Spot (even though I like him)
I don't see this actor playing as Norman/Green Goblin. His hair style in the comics does not match with this actor. And he should be proper build. He'll look weird in the movie. It didn't even match with William Dafoe's character in the first Spider-man movie. But his character portrayal was good.
Also, we don't want to see another Green Goblin in another Spider-man movie. This actor, Rhys should play a different villian. Just because Gwen Stacy is in the movie, doesn't mean Green Goblin should appear as well. Maybe Norman will appear in the movie but not as Green Goblin for the time being.
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