Rhys Ifans Puts On His Villain Pants For ‘Spider-Man’

By  · Published on October 11th, 2010

The casting for Spider-Man keeps going strong, yet it feels like only yesterday they were announcing Willem Dafoe as the main villain for Spider-Man. Sony doesn’t want to give away who he’ll be playing, but they are willing to announce that it’ll be Rhys Ifans stepping up to the plate and battling Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker. Yes, since you were thinking it, this makes Spider-Man even more British.

Ifans is a competent choice. It’s laudable that they’re choosing to cast strong acting talents, but Sony had that same game plan the first go ‘round, so it’s not wholly unexpected. No word yet on which villain it’ll be, but Ifans’s physicality lends itself more to The Vulture than it does to The Rhino.

What villain do you think he’ll be?

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