When the rebooted version of the Spiderman movie franchise is released in 2012, it will feature a new super-villain, Proto-Goblin and that role may be played by Jaipur-born Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who has already emerged as the biggest star from India currently working in Hollywood.
The Proto-Goblin, like many supervillains, is (almost) a normal human being who morphs into an evil incarnation. This particular avatar is a fanged red monster that has briefly appeared in the Marvel comics canon that launched Spiderman. The human character is called Nels Van Atter. This 3D supercaper is expected to be released in the summer of 2012.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that “Khan, best known for his work in Slumdog Millionaire, is playing a villain named Van Atter, joining Rhys Ifans as the movie’s bad guys.”
This role will be a new and high profile challenge for Khan, who has already become an established presence in Hollywood after Slumdog Millionaire.