'Spider-Man' Reboot Wants Christoph Waltz for Its Villain?

Michael Fassbender had previously been interested in the bad guy role for this new Marc Webb Marvel adaptation.

Christoph Waltz considered for Untitled Spider-Man reboot's villain
Christoph Waltz considered for Untitled Spider-Man reboot's villain
Inglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is being considered by Sony for the villain role in their upcoming Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, according to The Playlist.

The site reports they heard rumors of this casting move earlier in the week. Now the story has added validation from the latest issue of Production Weekly. Which states that, "the studio is interested in Christoph Waltz for the villian." The report also mentioned there has been an "undisclosed choice" made for the Aunt Mae role in the film.

It still isn't clear exactly what villain Waltz would play, although The Playlist reports the rumored villain will be The Lizard. We had previously reported back in June that Waltz's fellow Inglourious Basterds co-star Michael Fassbender was up for the same role. But he opted to star in X-Men: First Class instead, where he will play a younger Magneto.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates regarding the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, which stars Andrew Garfield, as soon as we have more information.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.



Sources: The Playlist

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Comments (32)

  1. David R Garcia Jr

    I think he'll be an epic villain but please not the lizard... i want to see shocker, electro, or Mysterio in this movie

    4 years agoby @david-r-garcia-jrFlag

  2. Superman81

    I disagree Slysnide, He was comical evil!!! That guy made you love his performance but also made you want Pitt and Co. to totally f*ck him up!! I wanted him to die so bad!!! He was evil as hell!! This news is the ONLY reason id go watch this lame ass Spider -Man movie!! Hate who they got to play Spider-Man and I hate Marvel Studios and Sony for only caring about themselves

    4 years agoby @superman81Flag

  3. slysnide

    I can't picture him playing a serious villain after Hans Landa, whom was evil granted, but far more comical, and the most enjoying Nazi to watch being evil. And considering that "IB" was a dramedy, then it worked, but in a superhero film which takes itself seriously? I still can't picture it working.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  4. Diaigma

    Not sure who he'd be, but he looks like he'd fit. Maybe Shocker?

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  5. Ryan Moran

    really want would he play as

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  6. Writer220

    I took one look at the picture and I say either Green Goblin or Chameleon. I've read a few issues and I've noticed that Greeny is more of a friend but not a friend at the same time.

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  7. ed_wood

    They lost me when Andrew Garfield got the part of Parker. It's a shame because Waltz is such a good actor, he'd be a good villain.

    4 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  8. Dan

    This dude made 'me' nervous in Inglorious Basterds, that's how good he was. If he's the villain for the Spiderman reboot, I might have to change my opinion of the idea, because I have mad respect for Waltz.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Daveactor7

    He would make a great green goblin. He has the look for a Norman Osborn, he has the laugh

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  10. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    now everybody wants Waltz because of his Oscar curse you for being a good actor though you are awesome!

    4 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  11. ejk1

    Insert should be correct in his assessment. It makes complete sense for the Chameleon to be the villain. He was the first villain in the comics. Plus, he is not one of the top tier villains, which is the smart way to set this up. Osborn, Brock, and Connors need to have their backstories established before they become take up their villainous mantles. These three men have serious connection not only to Spider-Man, but Peter Parker as well.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. Monkeyiron

    Can we just call this rreboot ultimate spider man.I mean ultimat spider man comics was techanially a reboot for the original comics

    4 years agoby @monkeyironFlag

  13. ridgl

    ooo. original casting.

    4 years agoby @ridglFlag

  14. Cyn

    not that into Spiderman period, but this would be worth the viewing.

    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  15. WiseGuy

    Not really that into the Spider-man Reboot but great idea having Waltz play the villian.

    4 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  16. I AM FRATSON

    i like @inserts idea - interesting to see chameleon as the baddie.

    4 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  17. Narzion

    i must say, first i was against reboot but now, director+writer+actors are amaizing, this can be the best superhero movie

    4 years agoby @narzionFlag

  18. the Narrator

    I must agree with @Insert's conclusion. Either way, he makes for a great baddie.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  19. Narzion

    PERFECT!

    4 years agoby @narzionFlag

  20. Jimthar

    love this guy. his role in I.G. was the best acting i've seen in the last ten years. he deserved that oscar. hopefully he gets this part.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  21. fanboy

    this is the best news for this movie yet! Christoph Waltz is a amazing actor. god i love Inglourious Basterds

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  22. Brian

    Cool choice.

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

  23. DoubleR0522

    COOL NEWS I JUST HOPE ITS TRUE

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  24. CaptainRumi

    Shocker was german btw...But Waltz would be old for that role.

    4 years agoby @captainrumiFlag

  25. moviegeek

    The Lizard or Vulture makes sense. Not the goblin again...

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  26. Goku_ssj2

    Please!!!!!! Please let this be true!!!!

    4 years agoby @goku-ssj2Flag

  27. T.Clark

    Green Goblin should be built up for a second or third movie. They should introduce Norman as a strong supporting character before turning him into the Goblin.

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  28. ZanyZap

    @insertusernamehere: That certainly fits. We'll see...

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  29. TheSymbiote

    he could be green goblin or vulture

    4 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag