Webb was tweeting about Novak’s new book promo and dropped in the information that the Inglourious Basterds star will be playing A Smythe.
The son of Spider-Slayer robots creator Spencer Smythe, Alistair takes on his late father’s mission to hunt down Spider-Man and destroy him as The Ultimate Spider-Slayer. It’s unlikely that we’ll see any advanced villainy from Novak given how many villains are already present, but this is another seed sown for future sequels and spin-offs.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released 18 April. You can buy The Amazing Spider-Man on Blu-ray for £7 at Amazon.co.uk.