Already Slumdog Millionaire [ Images ] has launched the Hollywood careers of Freida Pinto [ Images ] and Anil Kapoor [ Images ]. Now veteran actor Irrfan Khan [ Images ] is set to join that list, as it's being reported that he will play a villain in Spider-Man Reboot, set to release in 2012.
The Hollywood Reporter said that Khan will be playing a character named Van Atter, who may have "Khan, best known for his work in Slumdog Millionaire, is playing a villain named Nels Van Atter, who transforms into the 'proto-goblin', a monstrous baddie with super speed, super agility and super strength.
Khan will be joined by Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, who will also play a villain in the movie.
Spider-Man Reboot, the fourth instalment in the series, is being directed by Marc Webb, and will feature 3D technology.
Unlike the first three movies, Spider-Man Reboot is in fact an instalment of Spiderman 3 and will not have Tobey Maguire in the lead role.
That honour falls to British-American actor Andrew Garfield, who will give his fist effort as Peter Parker.
Spider-Man Reboot is expected to release in 2012.