Move over the Dr Rajit Ratha cameo he did in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Now, Irrfan Khan will be a full-fledged villain in the third installment of the superhero franchise, scheduled for the 2016 release.
Irrfan is in the running to play one of the Sinister Six villains that are hinted towards the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
We have learned that the actor has already been approached for the part, which is being looked upon as an “important” one.
“Irrfan and Marc (Webb; director) share a great rapport ever since he worked in the first part. And although his role was a small one, Marc has been keen to work with Irrfan again. Things are yet to be finalised,” says an insider.
When contacted, Irrfan — who has just returned from the US after having shot for Jurassic World — decided to play safe: “I don’t know about it (his role). Their film is still in theatres. I think now they will finalise the script and decide other things.”
A spokesperson for the studio’s India division said it was “too early to comment on something like this.”
Both Webb and actor Andrew Garfield have hinted at strong villains in the next outing.
Webb has said that “it’s going to be really difficult for Peter Parker to move forward”.