Marc Webb Confirms That B.J. Novak Is 'Alistair Smythe' In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Director Marc Webb has confirmed via Twitter that The Office's B.J. Novak will indeed be playing the villainous Alistair Smythe in the upcoming sequel. Now the only question which remains is how big of a role he'll play in the movie and whether or not we'll see the Spider-Slayers...

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By Josh Wilding - 2/3/2014




Spencer Smythe created the first wave of Spider-Slayers, while his son - Alistair - would later take up that mantle in a bid to get revenge against Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson for the death of his father. Whether this is a cameo or we'll actually see the Spider-Slayers play a role in this movie remains to be seen, but be do know that he works at OsCorp...
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bluedude - 2/3/2014, 1:56 PM
sony hates keeping things secret with their films
Praetorian - 2/3/2014, 1:59 PM
Spencer Smythe is old, Allistair Smythe is young.
crashrendar - 2/3/2014, 2:00 PM
neat
bluedude - 2/3/2014, 2:01 PM
like the black list?
GoldenOne33 - 2/3/2014, 2:01 PM
He's not threathning enough, maybe after he turns into a Spider-Slayer he will be badass.
mumbz - 2/3/2014, 2:01 PM
Oh snap this is slowing climbing up my 10 must see movies of 2014
staypuffed - 2/3/2014, 2:01 PM
uh huh
MrCBM56 - 2/3/2014, 2:05 PM
I fukcing knew it! Bring on the spider-slayers!!
OrgasmicPotatoe - 2/3/2014, 2:06 PM
ALRIGHT !
UltimateHunt - 2/3/2014, 2:08 PM
Kingpin must be in the sequel than.
Sephiroth - 2/3/2014, 2:11 PM
I really hope this is better than the first, was a lil disappointed with TASM
CaptainAmerica31 - 2/3/2014, 2:11 PM
Cool, knew he was either smythe or Brock. Glad it's confirmed
Dinotron - 2/3/2014, 2:12 PM
So 4 villain's? Electro is the main one with Harry, rhino, and this guy? It can work as long as they dont hog up Electros screen time whuch judging by the trailers they dont
GliderMan - 2/3/2014, 2:12 PM
Too many characters
TinyTinyMan - 2/3/2014, 2:13 PM
What if The Man in the Shadows is Spencer Smythe? Long shot but possible. We all thought it was Norman 2 years ago.
KelvTwelve - 2/3/2014, 2:13 PM
He might be a part of the Sinister SIX. Well that was already confirmed anyways BUT SINISTER SIX!!

1. Doctor Octopus
2. Vulture
3. Electro
4. Rhino
5. Spider-Slayer
6. Green Goblin?
malschla - 2/3/2014, 2:14 PM
At this point, Spider-man will have to fight Galactus in part 3 with this level of escalation.
ALmight - 2/3/2014, 2:14 PM
He has been owling this whole time.

CherryBomb - 2/3/2014, 2:14 PM

I don't care,
All I wanna know is who EXACTLY is Felicity Jones playing?
She's the real mystery here.

They want us to think that she's a side-character, just a love interest for Harry,
BUT she's a huge rising star, that can't just be it.
CherryBomb - 2/3/2014, 2:15 PM

Aww I wanted Mysterio or Black Cat to be in the Sinister Six.
Nomis - 2/3/2014, 2:15 PM
jimoakley666 - 2/3/2014, 2:15 PM
I hope he doesn't have that ridiculous fuking mullet from the 90's cartoon. Ha.

Why does this guy call himself "BJ" instead of Ben, his actual name? Does he want to sound like a coy girl talking about oral sex, or what?
batz11 - 2/3/2014, 2:16 PM
Yeah, Kingpin is a Marvel Studios character, ever since DD reverted back, or maybe he's a 'shared' character and could be used in other studio's movies, not sure of Sony though...
spidey1994 - 2/3/2014, 2:17 PM
Hell yeah!!!
DEVLIN712 - 2/3/2014, 2:17 PM
Looks like The Amazing Spider-Man 3's villain
Interestein - 2/3/2014, 2:17 PM
I'm really excited to see what comes of the SMCU, bring it on!
Interestein - 2/3/2014, 2:18 PM
Maybe the guy in the hat and trench coat is Spencer Smythe?
DrDoom - 2/3/2014, 2:18 PM
So does this mean the video game is non-canon? Considering that Alistaire Smythe was the main villain, and he died at the end?
DrunkenPirateNukem - 2/3/2014, 2:19 PM
jeez how many villains are in this??...this keeps getting better and better
DrunkenPirateNukem - 2/3/2014, 2:19 PM
Just realease the full soundtrack made by Zimmer
TopCat89 - 2/3/2014, 2:21 PM
I wonder if 'The Kingpin' will show up in a sequel. As bad as 'Daredevil' was, I really liked the casting of Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP).....I wonder who Sony will cast, if they plan to introduce him in a sequel. If so, do they even have the rights? 'Daredevil' went back to Marvel.....but 'Kingpin' is a notorious 'Spider-Man' villain....


Crigar85 - 2/3/2014, 2:23 PM
I beat smythe creates the rhino suit and all the other gadgets(vulture wings, doc oct arms, and goblin glider) better be worth my $10
Crigar85 - 2/3/2014, 2:24 PM
*bet
TheTruthHurts - 2/3/2014, 2:25 PM
meh.
genesis609 - 2/3/2014, 2:28 PM
sony cant use kingpin... marvel has his rights along with daredevil
TimL - 2/3/2014, 2:28 PM
Please, god... Sony & Marc Webb. Shut the frick up and stop revealing everything. I want to go in there and be surprised about Smythe being in it...
marvel72 - 2/3/2014, 2:30 PM
i would love to see spidey take on the spider-slayers,it could be a very good action scene visually if done right.
Brady1138 - 2/3/2014, 2:31 PM
Spider-Villains in Mark Webb's series:

Movie 1: The Lizard

Movie 2: Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin, Alistair Smith, and cameos for Dr. Octopus and Vulture.

Well, that escalated quickly!
beane2099 - 2/3/2014, 2:32 PM
I imagine they're just planting seeds for sequels. Doubtful that we're going to see Spider Slayers in this one.
BritishMonkey - 2/3/2014, 2:35 PM
Called it!
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