BFor a long time it’s been known that The Office star B.J. Novak was part of The Amazing Spider-man 2 cast, but everyone has been keeping quiet about exactly who he’ll play. However now it’s been revealed that he’ll be someone who could potentially have much bigger part to play in future films.
Director Marc Webb has let the world know Novak is playing Alistair Smythe. The character is the son of Spencer Smythe, who in the comics created the Spider-Slayer robots designed to hunt and kill Spider-Man. Alastair eventually took over from his father, becoming Ultimate Spider-Slayer.
Webb tweeted, ‘Almost shot ASM2 in B+W til @bjnovak’s (A. Smythe) promo for his excellent book ONE MORE THING beat me to it: http://t.co/axmFgum6fJ’
Novak has previously revealed that his character works at OsCorp. He also added that he only appears in a couple of scenes in the sequel. However it leaves plenty of potential for the sequels as the movies build to the Sinister Six set of villains, of which Ultimate Spider-Slayer could be a part.