Rhys Ifans to Play Spider-Man Villain Opposite Andrew Garfield

Sony has announced that Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) will be playing a villain in the next Spider-Man movie starring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Spider-Man and Emma Stone (Easy A) as Gwen Stacy. Co-chairman Matt Tolmach also mentions that that there will be more than one villain:

“We have been very fortunate to attract some of the best actors working today to play the villains in the Spider-Man movies, and it is exciting to see that trend continue with Rhys Ifans.  After seeing his performance in our upcoming film Anonymous, we’re in awe of his talent and think he’s the perfect choice to take on this role.”

Sony was quick to mention that they have not revealed who Rhys Ifans will be playing as.

Spider-Man will be in theaters in 3D on July 3, 2012 with Marc Webb directing.

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