The Notting Hill star is to join hot Brit actor Andrew Garfield in the next superhero installment
He might currently be starring in film Mr Nice, but Rhys Ifans is to swap his good guy image to play a baddie in the new Spider-Man 4 flick.
And the blockbuster looks set to be a bit of Brit-fest, with hot English actor Andrew Garfield also joining the cast - replacing Tobey Maguire as the hero.
The film will look back at Spider-Man’s younger years, but which Marvel baddie Rhys will play hasn’t yet been announced...
It could see the Welsh Notting Hill star take on the role of the Green Goblin, Venom, or Doctor Octopus.
Columbia Pictures president Matt Tolmach told The Sun: ‘We have been very fortunate to attract some of the best actors working today to play the villains in the Spider-Man movies, and it is exciting to see that trend continue with Rhys Ifans.
‘After seeing his performance in our upcoming film Anonymous, we're in awe of his talent and think he's the perfect choice to take on this role.’
Just last week it was announced that Superbad star Emma Stone is set to play Spidey's crush Gwen Stacy.
What do you think? Will Rhys make a good baddie? Let us know in the comments box below!
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