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Amazing Spider-man 2 has ANOTHER villain?!

February 4th, 2014 by Marc Comments

While we knew quite a while ago that The Office star BJ Novak was to appear in Amazing Spider-man 2, we had no idea who he was playing… well, we know now thatnks to director – and Twitter tease/junkie Marc Webb.

Webb tweeted yesterday:



According to aintitcool: “A. Smythe is Alistair Smythe, son of Spencer, creator of the Spider-Slayer robots specifically designed to *ahem* slay Spider-Man.”

So we have yet another villain in these movies… however, we don’t know for sure if he’ll feature in a major way in the first sequel or may get held off for one of the later movies. Whether or not we’ll actually see the Spider-slayers (below) is unknown at this stage; Universe Building 101.

Amazing Spider-man 2 hits cinemas on May 2nd – check out the, ahem, amazing new trailer here


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….