'Spider-Man': Rhys Ifans playing villain, but which one?

rhys-ifans-spider-man.jpgThe "Spider-Man" reboot has cast Rhys Ifans as a villain. We just don't know which one.

Sony Pictures, which is making the new "Spider-Man," announced the casting of Ifans ("Notting Hill") on Monday (Oct. 11), but the studio's press release says that "the filmmakers prefer to not reveal which character Ifans will be playing." Good luck keeping that a secret for the next 21 months.

The only potential clue as to the character's identity comes from a statement by director Marc Webb: "What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker [ Andrew Garfield]. Rhys' incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character," Webb says.