Amazing Spider-Man 2 casts BJ Novak as Richard Parker?

The Office’s BJ Novak to play younger Richard Parker in Amazing Spider-Man 2 flashbacks?

BJ Novak on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2
BJ Novak on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

BJ Novak, star of The Office (US) and Inglorious Basterds, has been cast in Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man sequel as a mystery character.

Director Webb tweeted the above photo with the tongue-in-cheek caption, “Day 38. A supposed rumor about a Dunder-Mifflin takeover of Oscorp?”

Based on the visual similarities to Campbell Scott’s older Richard Parker – Peter Parker’s father – in The Amazing Spider-Man flashback – glasses, checked shirt – as well as a physical similarity to Andrew Garfield, at least in terms of face shape, could Novak be playing a younger Richard Parker in a flashback scene?

Compare to the picture below, showing the Parker’s at the time of their death/disappearance:

Richard Parker

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