Rhys Ifans has landed the villain role in the new 'Spider-Man' movie.
President of Columbia Pictures Matt Tolmach confirmed the news, saying he was the "best" person for the role.
He said: "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."
Director Marc Webb added: "What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker. Rhys' incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character."
While the 43-year-old actor's character has not been revealed, it is believed he will portray either the Green Goblin or Venom.
'Spider-Man 4' is expected to be out in cinemas in July next year.