While all of the Spidey movies, from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy to Marc Webb’s immediate reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, feature some pretty amazing stunts and CGI wizardry, they’re altogether lacking in the sense of humor department, where fresh realism gives way to hokey one-liners, entrenched in the world of high school and nerddom. So what better way for Webb to tweak the comedic appeal to his Amazing Spider-Man 2 than to add The Office’s B.J. Novak to the cast. If he can add some wide-eyed chuckles to Inglorious Basterds, why not to a superhero movie?
Though, if one were to picture how Novak could sprinkle laughs into the film, one probably wouldn’t picture him looking deviously professional with black-rimmed glasses and gelled-back hair. Webb’s accompanying message to this latest Twitter post certainly doesn’t change that outlook.
If he’s working for Norman Osborne (Chris Cooper) at Oscorp, then perhaps he’ll be a friend to Harry (Dane DeHaan). Of course, he could also be a budding romantic interest for either Gwen (Emma Stone) or Mary Jane (Shailene Woodley). Or even Aunt May (Sally Field), if the filmmakers were feeling particularly risqué. The point is, really, we don’t know what Novak will do in the film, other than look studious and clean-shaven. Would it be too much to ask for Mindy Kaling to be his on-again, off-again girlfriend?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which also stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, and Martin Sheen will sling its way into theaters nationwide on May 2, 2014.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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