The Hipster Supervillain We've All Been Waiting For
Last March director Marc Webb tweeted a picture an on-set picture of BJ Novak, effectively announcing his involvement in The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Electro Boogaloo, but without telling us who the Temp will be playing. Well, yesterday Webb finally gave us a name, again via Twitter (because apparently that’s how we do these things now). In a post promoting Novak’s new book, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, he slipped a bit of casting info into a parenthetical:
So Novak is playing Alistair Smythe. Full disclosure here: Spider-Man (any of the Spider-Mans - Spider-Men?) is not a comic I’ve ever read consistently. But I did spend hours upon hours of my childhood watching the 90s cartoon. Smythe’s story is one that seems a bit familiar, no? Father invents something terrible. Father dies from said terrible thing. Son blames Spider-Man. Son goes crazy and tries to kill Spider-Man. But I’m not going to complain about old storylines in a reboot. We’ve been over that, and I’m really excited for this movie.
Now, back to BJ. I like the Beej. I do. Especially in the first few seasons of The Office, when he was still the temp…
Along with his fascinating friendship with Mindy Kaling.
But I don’t know about this casting. Like I said, I’m not familiar with this character in the comics. So maybe I’m missing something. But when I think of this:
My mind does not automatically go to this:
Although, if we’re being honest, if he kept that suit, this would probably be my favorite movie ever.
Vivian Kane thinks you should watch that video in Marc Webb’s tweet. It’s très adorable.
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