We hope C. Thomas Howell isn't in timeout.
The actor, who has a role in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man accidentally revealed the identity of the villain in the highly anticipated reboot during an interview with Movieweb.
Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now. I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker whose son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man on the Manhattan bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation.
We can't help but think that Sony is happy with Howell's slip. We already known Rhys Ifans had been cast as the movie's baddie but up until know fans could only speculate which baddie that would be.
Howell continues talking about his role in the movie.
Spider-man is kind of hurting. I help him when all of the other people won't. Part of the story is, the nation thinks he might be a bad guy. They don't know what to think. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end. That is the best way.
Spider-Man fans will remember Lizard (Dr. Curt Connors) as a supervillain who appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (November 1963). Dr. Curt Connors, played Dylan Baker, appears in Spider-Man 2 and 3 but he never becomes Lizard. who is lizard? >> Posted 03.19.11 by reelz
Since Indian actor Irrfan Khan was added to the cast of Sony-Columbia's Spider-Man reboot last December in the role of villainous character Van Atter, speculation has followed, as outlets try to solve the mystery of who, or what, Van Atter is.
Shortly after the casting was announced, reports had Khan in the role of obscure comic book character "Nels Van Adder," who appeared once in 1997's Peter Parker, Spider-Man #1 and is referred to as the "Proto-Goblin." In the comic, "Van Adder" is a research assistant who becomes a test subject for Norman Osborn, the eventual Green Goblin. In the reboot, however, Rhys Ifans is supposedly set to star as Dr. Curt Conners, aka the Lizard. Khan was no help at the time, revealing that he thought his role "was not in the comics or perhaps a minor character," which simultaneously refutes the Proto-Goblin claim while also supporting it.
In a recent interview with Indian Express, Khan seemingly punched even more holes in the Proto-Goblin theory when he explained why he wasn't initially interested in joining Spider-Man. No masks or creatures for khan >> Posted 02.08.11 by Ryan
The cast of director Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot continues to grow. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Red Dawn actor C. Thomas Howell has joined the cast in the mysterious role of "Ray."
With the Spider-Man comic book lacking in many characters named "Ray," the report speculates that Howell could be playing "Ray Cooper, the supposedly deceased father of Spidey’s current comic book girlfriend Carlie," but since Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has already been photographed canoodling with love interest Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), it's doubtful that character of Carlie will make an appearance. who could "Ray" be? >> Posted 01.11.11 by Ryan
Let it burn in good, movie lovers: Red Dawn, John Milius' bloody, jingoistic -- and utterly awesome -- 1984 tale of teen commandos fending off a Soviet invasion, could be getting the remake treatment in the near future. According to The Hollywood Reporter, studio execs at MGM have confirmed that an update of the brat pack classic is on the table. No other details are available at this point, and it's not even clear if a script is in the works.
Would-be writers of a Red Dawn remake would be hard-pressed to find a villain on par with the evil empire of the old U.S.S.R., though China does indeed look promising. And what actor working today could possibly fill the immense shoes of the venerable C. Thomas Howell? That's no easy feat. Why do you think they haven't remade Soul Man or Side Out?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Posted 05.19.08 by reelz