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B.J. Novak Confirmed to Play Alistair Smythe in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

February 4, 2014 (2:59 am) GMT
Marc Webb says the 'Saving Mr. Banks' actor will play a character who would later become the Ultimate Spider-Slayer.

's role in "" is revealed. Director Marc Webb takes to Twitter to confirm long-running rumor that the actor will play a villainous role. "Almost shot ASM2 in B+W til @bjnovak's (A. Smythe) promo for his excellent book ONE MORE THING beat me to it," he wrote.

In the comics, Alistair Smythe is a character who would later turn into the Ultimate Spider-Slayer. The first generation of spider-slayers was created by his father, Spencer Smythe. Alistair is seeking revenge for his father's death.

"I'm in a couple of scenes," Novak once said to The Huffington Post. "I can say that I work at Oscorp. And I am someone from the comic books, someone from the original. So, yeah, I'm somebody. I wouldn't say I'm pivotal, but I'm not an extra, either."

The sequel is due in the United States on May 2. is back as Peter Parker, and reprises her role as Gwen Stacy. stars as Electro, as Harry Osborn, as Norman Osborn, and as The Rhino.

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