Director Marc Webb recently confirmed that B.J. Novak would be playing a potentially villainous character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , with the star confirmed as none other than Alistair Smythe, the man who goes on to become Ultimate Spider-Slayer.
Smythe is the son of Spencer Smythe, the inventor responsible for creating the robotic Spider-Slayers and a character who is teased in the following post from viral site, The Daily Bugle …
" Within a week of the announcement that the NYPD and the District Attorney’s Office had opened an investigation into illegal activities and questionable medical practices at Manhattan’s Oscorp Industries, sources indicate several of their top scientists have been asked to leave.
Reports cite the recent forced resignation of Dr. Spencer Smythe, the Director of Robotics, amongst others. He was seen leaving Oscorp Tower yesterday with a box of his personal belongings.
When asked to comment on the current employment situation of Dr. Smythe, Oscorp spokesman Donald Menken had no comment. Later in the day, Oscorp sent out a press release congratulating Alistair Smythe on his promotion to the Director of Robotics formerly held by his father. How Mrs. Smythe expects this will impact holiday dinners remains unknown ."
Whether this means we will see Spencer in the new film remains to be seen, but it certainly sounds as though the Spider-Slayer robots are in the pipeline. Perhaps some long-term planning for sequels to come…
Directed by Webb and co-starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.