'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Director Hints B.J. Novak Will Play Villain In Sequel

BJ Novak Amazing Spiderman 2@MarcW / TwitterFormer ‘Office’ star B.J. Novak being eyed for ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2.’

The “Amazing Spider-Man 2” already has it’s fair share of villains (there are more instances of Electro and the Green Goblin in a teasedfour-minute Super Bowl spotthan the web-slinger himself), but director Marc Webb may have just added another to the roster — “The Office” star B.J. Novak.

While showcasing a trailer for Novak’s new book, “One More Thing” on Twitter, Webb hinted at Novak’s role in the upcoming sequel:

Fans of the comics, will deduce that A. Smythe may stand for Alistair Smythe.

That character gets transformed the Ultimate Spider-Slayer, another one of Spider-Man’s known enemies.

The sequel is already jam-packed with three villains — the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and the Rhino (Paul Giamatti).

Before you groan over the addition of another potential villain, Novak’s character could simply be a setup for future “Spider-Man” sequels or for the many spinoffs Sony is planning based on Spidey’s villains.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is set for release May 2.

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