Irrfan Khan Calls 'Spider-Man' A "Violent American Fantasy"; Says He Did It For His Kids

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 7, 2011 8:06 AM
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So guess who just talked himself out of doing the eventual press rounds for Marc Webb's rebooted "Spider-man"?

Speaking with Indian Express (via /Film) Irrfan Khan, who was cast at the end of last year in the role of the second villain, Nels Van Adder, reveals that he initially didn't want to take the role. “I didn’t want to be part of this violent American fantasy. But both my sons were excited and kept insisting that I take it up,” he said adding that the quality of script helped push him on to sign. However, he had two stipulations for Webb: he didn't want to wear a mask or become another creature. So we're curious to see how Van Adder turns into the Proto-Goblin or if he even will. We'll have to wait and see.

At any rate, the film is currently in the midst of shooting and Khan will be able to share his thoughts on comic violence with the rest of the cast that includes Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Rhys Ifans (as the other villain, The Lizard) and Denis Leary. The film hits on July 3, 2012.

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5 Comments

  • FOOM | February 8, 2011 9:53 AMReply

    Only in the showbiz industry do we get stuff like this...

    Imagine you or I going for a job interview...and saying "well I'll take the security job then but only if I dont have to wear a uniform"

    or

    "OK I'll take the job provided I get every Friday off"

    If only!!!!!

  • Griefo | February 8, 2011 1:20 AMReply

    He just doesn't want to burn any bridges with the India film industry. He wants to be a Bollywood superstar.

  • gerald | February 7, 2011 9:24 AMReply

    who the hell does he think he is? don't like what they are gonna ask of you? don't sign up. but don't sign up and try and make them play YOUR game. idiot.

  • KT | February 7, 2011 9:03 AMReply

    "However, he had two stipulations for Webb: he didn’t want to wear a mask or become another creature."


    Uh... has he ever read a superhero comicbook before?

  • Christopher Bell | February 7, 2011 8:49 AMReply

    I can't wait to have kids so I can blame them when I go against my personal morals.

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