Saturday, August 7, 2010

Christoph Waltz Leaps from Hornet to 'Villainous Lizard' -- Latest Spider-Man Reboot Rumor

According to Production Weekly, Sony is currently looking at tapping Oscar®-winning thespian Christoph Waltz as the upcoming lead villain in Marc Webb's 3D reboot of Spider-Man which is currently in pre-production. The Playlist reports he would play The Lizard, which has been the rumored villain of choice since the film was originally announced.

Christoph Waltz as Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet
Photo: Jaimie Trueblood (2010 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.)

Having recently played the villain Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet, it is rather doubtful Waltz will sign on to play a villain in Spider-Man (been there, done that!). Waltz will probably take the meeting and pass on the project.

Christoph Waltz at Green Hornet Panel in 'Hall H', July 23, 2010

Perhaps a leisurely summer break is in order to recover from the insanity of SDCC 10 before hitting the set of Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers (2011) as Cardinal Richelieu.

Actor Andrew Garfield (right) with director Marc Webb
Photo: Sony, Casting PhotoCall

Andrew Garfield has been confirmed as the lead. The Untitled Spider-Man Reboot starts shooting in December and is scheduled to hit theatres On July 3, 2012.

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