The pieces are starting to come together for "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb's version of "Spider-Man."
He has his Peter Parker in Andrew Garfield, his Gwen Stacy in Emma Stone, and now his villain in "Notting Hill" actor Rhys Ifans (soon to be seen in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"). Yet, as EW.com reports, it's still a mystery as to which villain Ifans will portray.
The speculation on social media is that he would be great as the Lizard, a.k.a. Professor Curt Connors, who was actually portrayed by Dylan Baker in the Sam Raimi-directed "Spider-Man" movies.
Other suggestions included another villain from the early days of the comic books: "Physically he's a bit like the Vulture but he's too young," said @GalactusHelmet.
One that seems less likely - and seems to have more to do with Ifans' lanky build - is the more recent villain Carnage: "Rhys Ifans has a similar height and build of Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, could they be bringing Carnage in early?" asks @zombi777. Since Carnage is strongly related to "Spider-Man 3's" Venom and this "Spider-Man" is a "reboot," that would be a big surprise. (The more physically-imposing Scorpion and Kraven the Hunter seem to be out of the running.)
The Green Goblin is also a possibility, but Ifans' portrayal would have to differ in many respects from that of Willem daFoe, in the way that Heath Ledger brought a new twist to the Joker in "The Dark Knight."
Other classic villains who have yet to receive the big screen treatment include Electro, the Chameleon and Mysterio. The latter two require the actor's face to be covered, so they would be interesting choices to say the least.
Who do you think should be the next villain, and is Ifans the right choice? Sound off on video, or in the comments below.
Clearly he should be Kraven.
the Vulture would be great-
Please Carnage oh and made hulk can help spidy
I MEAN MABEY
bring back Jack nicholson – he's not too old!
based on his look I would definitely say either Vulture, or Mysterio. But the fact that spiderman is in high school and much of the plot will revolve around that, the only way for him to really bump into adults would be if they are his teachers, right? so the Lizard makes sense too
I'm voting for Electro; he was always a favorite of mine. Just a thought, but would it be a travesty to actually make up a villain for the film. Does the villain always have to exist in the comics first? I'm just saying, perhaps it could be interesting to see how creative the director and cast could be here. Besides, film is a very different medium than comics. What do you guys think?
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