Rhys Ifan Joins Spider-Man as Villain

Welsh actor Rhys Ifan has been cast as a villain in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, Columbia Pictures announced Monday.

"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," said President of Columbia Pictures Matt Tolmach. "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."

Ifan, 43, appeared in the films Notting Hill, The Replacements and Nanny McPhee. He is the third actor to nab a major role in the new Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) will play Peter Parker, and Emma Stone (Superbad) will portray Gwen Stacy.

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