Spider-Man Reboot Snags Second Villain, Peter Parker’s Parents
Royal Pains star Campbell Scott has signed on to play Peter Parker’s father in Columbia’s Spider-Man reboot, Heat Vision reports, while Irrfan Khan, Julianne Nicholson and Annie Parisse are negotiating to join the production.
Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is in talks to play Peter’s mother in what’s likely to be a flashback scene explaining how the boy came into the care of Aunt May and Uncle Ben.
More interesting, though, is that Khan, best known for Slumdog Millionaire and In Treatment, is set to join Rhys Ifans as one of the movie’s villains, Van Atter. It’s possible that this is Nels Van Adder, an employee who’s used as a test subject by Norman Osborn and transformed into the red, demon-like being known as Proto-Goblin. Parisse, who most recently appeared in AMC’s Rubicon, will be Van Atter’s wife.
Directed by Marc Webb, Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. It’s set to begin production this month for a planned July 3, 2012, release.