C'mon, you really didn't think the new 'Spider-Man' movie would only have one villain, did you? After Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 3' was criticized for having too many villains dancing around one too many storylines, we imagine producers are being real careful about the amount of villains they have in the reboot and the ways with which they're used. Heat Vision reports that they've added a few more members to the cast as production gets ready to roll, including one more villain (who we've never heard of), and a set of parents for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield).
Irrfan Khan, best known to American audiences as the police inspector in 'Slumdog Millionaire', has signed on to play a villain named Van Atter, while Annie Parisse (AMC's 'Rubicon') will play his wife. Spidey fans are scratching their heads with this one since no one appears to know who Van Atter is, and/or which comic(s) the character appeared in. Could Sony be leaking out a fake name? Could they have created an entirely new character? And what will Van Atter's relation to Rhys Ifans' Dr. Curt Connors (aka The Lizard) be? Questions, friends, questions.
Meanwhile, Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson have joined the cast as Peter Parker's rarely-seen parents, Richard and Mary. Neither have appeared in any of the films, and they've rarely been seen in the comics too, where they were said to be secret agents who, during one particular mission, were framed and later killed. No word on how they'll be used in this film, and whether they're background (and eventual death) will be re-written.
'Spider-Man', which also stars Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Sally Field and Martin Sheen, will hit theaters (in 3D) on July 3rd, 2012.