This is some interesting news. Apparently they casted Peter Parker's parents, and another villain, along with the villain's wife. Take a read at the excerpt below:
Campbell Scott has joined the cast of Columbia’s new Spider-Man movie while Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse and Julianne Nicholson are in various stages of discussions to also join the production.
The movie, under the direction of Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, begins production this month in Los Angeles and is in the latter stages of its casting process.
Scott and Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) will be Parker’s parents, who leave their son an orphan. Parker’s parents have rarely been seen in the various Marvel comic book series and have never appeared on-screen. It is unclear if they will appear in flashbacks, in a prologue or during the course of the movie.
Khan, best known for his work in Slumdog Millionaire, is playing a villain named Van Atter, joining Rhys Ifans as the movie’s bad guys.
Parisse, who appeared most recently in couple of episodes of AMC’s Rubicon, will be the villain’s wife.
Scott, repped by Paradigm, recurs on TV’s Royal Pains and also appeared in Damages.
Even though Van Atter is not a villain from the comics, there is a villain with the name Nels van Adder, whose the Proto-Goblin in the comics. So who knows, it might be that villain? Anyways, I'm glad that Parker's parents are added into this movie. We never get much from them in the comics, and this will be a great way to introduce them to the audience. I wonder what direction they're going to go with his parents, but I hope it doesn't have to do with them being secret agents.
That's all! Make sure to leave a comment in the usual place below! Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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