B.J. Novak On His Brief Role In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

B.J. Novak On His Brief Role In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

B.J. Novak is mostly known for his role in The Office, but he also has a (very) minor role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In a recent interview he got the chance to open up on his role a little bit. Check it out!

With as many good reviews for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there is also a fair amount of bad reviews. Some people believe they did a good job at balancing all the characters, and others think it didn't work very well. Regardless, one of the characters that didn't get very much screen time was B.J. Novak's Alistair Smythe. But whether or not he was in the movie very much, Novak still says that "You could not have the movie without my role." He does have a point in that his character is a big part of why Jamie Foxx's Max Dillon transformers into the villainous Electro. He goes on to discuss his experience with the film and further elaborates on his small but important role. "It was kind of overwhelming," he says on what it feels like to be a part of a major franchise such as Spider-Man. "I showed up on set and there is so much secrecy that I didn't even get the full script. I had to sort of do my own thing about my character. I was able to talk to [Marc Webb] about what I thought I was piecing together but it was cool to be part of something so global and alive in the imaginations of so many people." Playing a character such as Smythe was also pretty similar to Novak, since he can be compared to his character on the Office 'Ryan.' "I did find some overlap, unfortunately, that I could draw on. [Ryan] was also sort of drunk on power at a very young age, and I think that's the story of this character I play here." Are you happy with the size of the role Alistair Smythe had in the Amazing Spider-Man 2, or do you think he should have been cut? And would you like to see him return for 2016's The Amazing Spider-Man 3? Sound off in the usual spot!

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"In “The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014."

Starring  Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon, Sally Fields as Aunt May, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, and B.J. Novak as Alistair Smythe, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit US theaters on May 2, 2014!
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