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Marc Webb’s ‘Spider-Man’ Adds Peter Parker’s Parents, New Villain
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The cast for Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures’ new Spider-Man reboot just keeps on growing and growing, but with most of the major cast spoken for, it’s time to fill in the blanks.

It’s being reported that four new actors have been cast in the movie, including Campbell Scott (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Damages), Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Kinsey), Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, New York, I Love You), and Annie Parisse (Law & Order, National Treasure).

This particular group of castings has Spider-Man fans scratching their heads a bit, wondering if they might spell disaster or if they’re the slight twist this reboot might need. Scott and Nicholson will be playing the mother and father of Peter Parker, Richard and Mary, who are characters only mentioned a few times in comic book lore. In the comics, they were both special agents and recruited by Nick Fury, keeping them away often and their son in the care of Richard’s brother Ben and his wife, May. While investigating the third Red Skull, a hired assassin sabotaged the plane they were traveling on, though this will likely be altered for the movie.

Perhaps even more intriguing is who Khan will be playing. The Indian actor has been cast in the role of someone named Van Atter, who is said to be another Spider-Man villain. The only problem is that no one seems to have even the slightest clue who Van Atter is. That means that either he’ll end up being a new villain or he’ll eventually become a more recognizable villain in the movie.

Parisse will play the wife of Van Atter.

[Source: Heat Vision]


  1. Van Atter is the Proto-Goblin in the comics.

    Comment by Greg Davies — December 3, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

  2. It’s actually Van Adder. Someone Norman Osborn experimented on with Stromm’s formula, slowling driving him insane and turning him into the Proto-Goblin.

    Comment by jon — December 3, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

  3. Ah ha! Thank you, gentlemen.

    Comment by The Movie God — December 3, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

  4. Keep my fingers crossed for Swiss Miss to get cast in this.

    Comment by Robin — December 4, 2010 @ 10:15 am

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