Miles Warren was a biology professor at Empire State University. He developed feelings for Peter Parker's ladyfriend Gwen Stacy (set to be played by Emma Stone in the reboot) and was devastated after her death.
After accidentally killing his lab assistant, Warren took on alter ego The Jackal, designing a goblin-esque green suit for himself (with electro-prod claws) and training to the peak of physical fitness. Believing Spider-Man was responsible for Gwen's death, The Jackal holds a personal vendetta against the web-slinger.
If Ifans Played Him:
He'd play the sleazy professor with gusto, and he also seems well-suited to the cackling Jackal. He's probably about the right age to make the relationship between Warren, Stacy and Parker work, too.
Warren could easily be adapted to become a high school teacher (his brother taught Parker in the comics), and the love-triangle could make an interesting hero-villain dynamic.
It would be a good use of the Gwen Stacy character, but could The Jackal end up feeling too similar to the much-maligned Green Goblin of Raimi's movies? And would Webb really do a
and kill off his leading lady?
Warren finds an excuse to invite a nervous Stacy into his office to discuss her academic achievements. Sweaty, stifling, and more than a little creepy.