Al Pacino to play Phil Spector? And now Rhys Ifans to play Spider-Man’s nemesis in the upcoming movie reboot? Could this day get anymore movie-tastic?

A Spider-Man reboot has been in the works for a while now, with The Social Network’s and awesome thesp Andrew Garfield playing the geek turned web-thrower Peter Parker and it has now been confirmed that the underrated Rhys Ifans will play an (as yet) unannounced villain.

The (500) Days of Summer director will tell the story, and he sounds just as excited as us, ‘What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker. Rhys's incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character.’

The Spider-Man reboot will film next year and swing into multiplexes in the summer of 2012.

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