With B.J. Novak playing an unknown role in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, many corners of the ‘net believed that he would be playing Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus. Well, director Webb took to Twitter to confirmed that Novak will be playing Alistair Smythe.
Alistair is the son of Spencer Smythe, the creator of the Spider-Slayers. Over the years, Alistair went on to become an often-misguided villain who butted heads with the wallcrawler. Just as to what role Alistair Smythe will play in the Spidey-sequel is not known right now, but expect more as it becomes available.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released worldwide on 2nd May.