‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Wants Christoph Waltz for Its Villain?

Michael Fassbender had previously been interested in the bad guy role for this new Marc Webb Marvel adaptation.
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Christoph Waltz considered for Untitled Spider-Man reboot's villainInglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is being considered by Sony for the villain role in their upcoming Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, according to The Playlist.

The site reports they heard rumors of this casting move earlier in the week. Now the story has added validation from the latest issue of Production Weekly. Which states that, "the studio is interested in Christoph Waltz for the villian." The report also mentioned there has been an "undisclosed choice" made for the Aunt Mae role in the film.

It still isn't clear exactly what villain Waltz would play, although The Playlist reports the rumored villain will be The Lizard. We had previously reported back in June that Waltz's fellow Inglourious Basterds co-star Michael Fassbender was up for the same role. But he opted to star in X-Men: First Class instead, where he will play a younger Magneto.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates regarding the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, which stars Andrew Garfield, as soon as we have more information.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012.

Sources:The Playlist

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  • david-r-garcia-jr • 5 years ago

    I think he'll be an epic villain but please not the lizard... i want to see shocker, electro, or Mysterio in this movie


    • superman81 • 5 years ago

      I disagree Slysnide, He was comical evil!!! That guy made you love his performance but also made you want Pitt and Co. to totally f*ck him up!! I wanted him to die so bad!!! He was evil as hell!! This news is the ONLY reason id go watch this lame ass Spider -Man movie!! Hate who they got to play Spider-Man and I hate Marvel Studios and Sony for only caring about themselves


      • slysnide • 5 years ago

        I can't picture him playing a serious villain after Hans Landa, whom was evil granted, but far more comical, and the most enjoying Nazi to watch being evil. And considering that "IB" was a dramedy, then it worked, but in a superhero film which takes itself seriously? I still can't picture it working.


        • diaigma • 5 years ago

          Not sure who he'd be, but he looks like he'd fit. Maybe Shocker?


          • nightwing18 • 5 years ago

            really want would he play as


            • instead8909 • 5 years ago

              I took one look at the picture and I say either Green Goblin or Chameleon. I've read a few issues and I've noticed that Greeny is more of a friend but not a friend at the same time.


              • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                They lost me when Andrew Garfield got the part of Parker. It's a shame because Waltz is such a good actor, he'd be a good villain.


                • dan1 • 5 years ago

                  This dude made 'me' nervous in Inglorious Basterds, that's how good he was. If he's the villain for the Spiderman reboot, I might have to change my opinion of the idea, because I have mad respect for Waltz.


                  • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                    He would make a great green goblin. He has the look for a Norman Osborn, he has the laugh


                    • spongebob-boxofficepants • 5 years ago

                      now everybody wants Waltz because of his Oscar curse you for being a good actor though you are awesome!


                      • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                        Insert should be correct in his assessment. It makes complete sense for the Chameleon to be the villain. He was the first villain in the comics. Plus, he is not one of the top tier villains, which is the smart way to set this up. Osborn, Brock, and Connors need to have their backstories established before they become take up their villainous mantles. These three men have serious connection not only to Spider-Man, but Peter Parker as well.


                        • monkeyiron • 5 years ago

                          Can we just call this rreboot ultimate spider man.I mean ultimat spider man comics was techanially a reboot for the original comics


                          • ridgl • 5 years ago

                            ooo. original casting.


                            • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

                              not that into Spiderman period, but this would be worth the viewing.


                              • zgcorleone072 • 5 years ago

                                Not really that into the Spider-man Reboot but great idea having Waltz play the villian.


                                • iamfratson • 5 years ago

                                  i like @inserts idea - interesting to see chameleon as the baddie.


                                  • narzion • 5 years ago

                                    i must say, first i was against reboot but now, director+writer+actors are amaizing, this can be the best superhero movie


                                    • narrator • 5 years ago

                                      I must agree with @Insert's conclusion. Either way, he makes for a great baddie.


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                                        • jimthar • 5 years ago

                                          love this guy. his role in I.G. was the best acting i've seen in the last ten years. he deserved that oscar. hopefully he gets this part.


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