Spider-Man gets it villain in the shape of Rhys Ifans

Sony have just announced that Rhys Ifans is set to play the villain in 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb’s reboot of Spider-Man.

Ifans, who can currently been seen in Howard Marks biopic Mr. Nice, will appear opposite The Social Network star Andrew Garfield who was recently cast as Peter Parker, and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.

Sony have yet to reveal which of Spidey’s many villains Ifans will play but director Webb was quick to add that “What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker. Rhys’ incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character.”

Read into that what you will. I’m banking an Electro.