News continues to spread on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Following the release of the first trailer, as well as some updates in the casting, the 2014 sequel continues its coverage with yet another role update. Today, the Huffington Post released an interview with B.J Novak. Novak, who is known for his roles in The Office and Inglorious Bastards, has been cast in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for some time, yet his role has not been revealed. However, B.J hinted at his role in the upcoming Superhero film:
No. 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.
Now this statement could be leading to several characters, but the popular idea going around is that BJ Novak is Doctor Octopus. Thanks to the trailer, we saw that Doc Ock will be making a appearance in the film series. Plus, while his statement could mean someone else Novak mention that his character his from the original. Does he mean the original comic book series or the Raimi Trilogy? If Novak's statement means he's playing a character from the original film series, then everything points to the actor being Doc Ock.
Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sees Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) living two lives: a graduating high school student and the web swinging hero Spider-Man. With the city loving his heroism and girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) at his side, what could possibly go wrong for? Well things are going to take a drastic turn when a new enemy named Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges. Peter quickly discovers the tough responsibility his enemies will create, which includes his greatest foe: Oscorp. Along with Garfield, Stone and Foxx, the movie also stars Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Embeth Davidz, Campbell Scott, Colm Feore, Sally Fields and Chris Cooper (who will be in the film).
Who will B.J Novak play? Find out in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, swinging into theaters on May 2,2014; and see B.J. Novak this holiday season in Saving Mr.Banks, hitting theaters December 18th.