Whilst The Office‘s B.J. Novak was confirmed months ago to be a part of Marc Webb’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, very little is known on just who the actor will be playing. Novak has been speaking to The Huffington Post to give a little more insight.
He revealed, “I’m in a couple of scenes. Yeah, I was never told whether or not I could say. I can say that I work at Oscorp. And I am someone from the comic books, someone from the original. So, yeah, I’m somebody. I wouldn’t say I’m pivotal, but I’m not an extra, either.”
Personally, and this is purely my hunch, I think that Novak could very well be playing Dr. Otto Gunther Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus. There’s also talk that he could possibly be playing Spencer Smythe, a character that’s been referenced several times in the recent Daily Bugle promotional pieces that have appeared online over the last few weeks.
The official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reads:
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a great conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realise that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
Released worldwide on 2nd May, 2014, we lucky UK folks get The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 18th April, 2014.