OSCAR nominee Thomas Haden Church has been handpicked to play SPIDER-MAN's
new nemesis in director Sam Raimi's third movie about the web-slinging
The SIDEWAYS star will join the ranks of Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina,
who played Spider-Man villains in the first two films.
Spider-Man 3 is scheduled for release in May 2007. According to trade
paper HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, the new film will again star Tobey Maguire as PETER
PARKER/SPIDER-MAN, and Kirsten Dunst.
Director Raimi says, "Thomas Haden Church will be a fantastic and
challenging new nemesis, and we all look forward to working with him."
The film-makers are not revealing the identity of the new villain.