Rhys Ifans Joins Spider-Man As A Villain
Slashfilm has reported that Welsh actor Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, The Replacements) has been cast in the next Spider-Man as a villain. However,Sony is keeping hush hush on which villain he will be playing. Below is a part of the official press release:
CULVER CITY, Calif., October 11, 2010 – Rhys Ifans will play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the next installment of Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.
Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, “We have been very fortunate to attract some of the best actors working today to play the villains in the Spider-Man movies, and it is exciting to see that trend continue with Rhys Ifans. After seeing his performance in our upcoming film Anonymous, we’re in awe of his talent and think he’s the perfect choice to take on this role.”
The filmmakers prefer to not reveal which character Ifans will be playing in the forthcoming film.
Webb added, “What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker. Rhys’ incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character.”
Robert Rodriguez To Film Sin City 2 After Spy Kids 4
Robert Rodriguez has announced that Sin City 2 will be his next film after he completes Spy Kids 4: All the Time in The World.
According to The Playlist, Rodriguez has said that he and Frank Miller are currently working on the script and it will be his next film if the script is ready at that time. It is also being reported that Rodriguez wants to bring back Bruce Willis to reprise his role as Hartigan even though Hartigan dies at the end of the original movie. Rodriguez also mentioned that the "Hell and Back" story line from the comic series might be used for the sequel.