New villain and a set of parents added to Spider-Man reboot film

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Campbell Scott has joined the cast of Columbia Picture’s Spider-Man origins film with actors Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse and Julianne Nicholson in various stages of discussion to also enter the movie’s web, according to THR. Spider-Man begins production this month in Los Angeles, with Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) directing and Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Social Network) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Scott and Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) will play Peter Parker’s parents, marking the two character’s first appearance on-screen. Parker’s parents, who leave their son an orphan, have rarely been seen in the Marvel comic book series. It is unclear if they will appear in flashbacks, a prologue or during the course of the new film.

Meanwhile Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) will play a villain named Van Atter, joining Rhys Ifans as the movie’s bad guys, and Parisse is circling the role of Van Atter’s wife.

Ifans will play Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. The Lizard.

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