As we /spider-man-to-introduce-peter-parkers-biological-parents/reported in early November, Peter Parker's parents Richard and Mary will be making their big screen debut in Marc Webb's Untitled Spider-Man Reboot. It is not known if their ties to S.H.I.E.L.D. will be revealed in this particular story, but The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson will be bringing these characters to life.

It is also being reported that Irrfan Khan will play the second villain in the movie, a thug named Nels Van Atter who is somewhat of a mystery to fans of this particular franchise. According to Marvel lore, he is the evil Proto-Goblin, a research assistant to Mendel Stromm and employee of Norman Osborne (aka The Green Goblin}. He was used in the conducting of high-tech experiments, and served as a test subject for a chemical that was developed by Osborne and Stromm, which turned him into a red beast with fangs and claws.

George Stacy (the recently announced Denis Leary), Gwen's (Emma Stone) father and the Captain of Police, plays heavily into the original Proto-Goblin story as told in the comics.

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This story thread hasn't been confirmed at this time, but it is confirmed that Annie Parisse will be playing Van Atter's wife. To read more about Van Atter, CLICK HERE

It is unclear if Richard and Mary will serve the story in a flashback, a prologue, or if they will present themselves to Parker sometime throughout the course of the movie. Production on Spider-Man 2.0 begins this month in Los Angeles.

B. Alan Orange