Campbell Scott To Play Spider-Man’s Dad In 2012 Reboot

December 5th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
campbell-scott_2402Dec 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The cast of Columbia Pictures’ new “Spider-Man” movie has been unveiled. The cast has sparked news by roping in Campbell Scott to play Spider-Man alias Peter Parker’s father. Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in the forthcoming flick. However, the most important thing is that this is the first time that the characters of Peter Parker’s parents will be introduced in any ‘Spider-Man’ movie. Campbell Scott is renowned his classic 2002 flick “Roger Dodger” while the much acclaimed actor has also featured in television series like “Royal Pains” and “Damages”.

While Campbell Scott would be edging the role of Peter Parker’s father, Julianne Nicholson of “Criminal Intent” will be playing the Super-hero’s mother. According to sources, the other members of the cast include Irfan Khan, Annie Parisse who are reportedly in talks with the Columbia Pictures production. Irfan Khan, known for the Oscar winning “Slumdog Millionaire” will be donning the act of a villain character named Van Atter and will be seen joining hands with Rhys Ifans adding to the squad of villains in the action packed drama. Annie Parisse who is recently appeared in a handful of episodes of AMC’s “Rubicon” will be playing the better half of the villain.

However, it is still unclear as to how much length the roles of Spider-Man’s parents will have in the movie. In the original comic canon, Spider-Man’s parents were secret agents, whereas till now no movie on this super-hero had any traces of his parents and saw him being raised by his uncle and aunt. In this upcoming film, his parents will be seen leaving Peter Parker as an orphan. An insider revealed that the production begins this month in Los Angeles.

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