Alstair Smythe To Be Amazing Spiderman 2’s Next Character – B J Novak

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gaining momentum for its appearance on the screens, with its weekend’s long super bowl trailer being scrutinized for plot points, Director Marc Webb has tweeted about the leading role appearance as Alstair Smythe.

Almost shot ASM2 in B+W til @bjnovak‘s (A. Smythe) promo for his excellent book ONE MORE THING beat me to it:

— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 3, 2014

He will be starred as the son of Spencer Smythe, a thorn in Peter Parker’s side. In both the comics and the animated series, he’s focused on building robots called the Spider Slayers that are aimed at either capturing or taking out the web-crawler, and working with both J. Jonah Jameson and Norman Osborn.

With Smythe added, the cast list also Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Harry (Dane DeHaan) and Norman (Chris Cooper) Osborn and hints at other characters to come. Still, it’s good to see the team building the world.

With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Colm Feore, Sally Field and Felicity Jones in the cast, The Amazing Spider-Man is said to hit the screens on April 18.