March 21st, 2011
05:51 PM ET
Oops! Someone's spilling secrets from the set of the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man" movie.
The culprit? None other than "The Outsiders" star C. Thomas Howell.
Howell, who has a small role in the upcoming 3-D action adventure, accidentally let some top-secret information about the film's plot slip out during a recent radio interview — and if you don't want to know about it, stop reading now.
Though it has only been rumored until now that British actor Rhys Ifans will play Spidey's nemesis the Lizard, Howell has confirmed that the reports are true.
"Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now," he told Retroradio, according to MovieWeb. "I play a construction worker whose son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man on the Manhattan bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation. There is some payback there at the end of the movie."
What kind of payback?
"Spider-Man is kind of hurting," explains Howell. "I help him when all of the other people won't. Part of the story is the nation thinks he might be a bad guy. They don't know what to think. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end."
"The Amazing Spider-Man," starring Andrew Garfield as the title character, will soar into theaters in July 2012.
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