Irrfan will be playing the role of Van Atter (one of the main villains in the film) and would clash on screen with the new Spiderman played by Andrew Garfield (of The Social Network fame). Besides Irrfan, the film will also feature yet another villain Dr. Connors aka The Lizard played by Rhys Ifans. The new Spiderman film is being directed by Mark Webber and is expected to hit screens in 2012.
In the past, Irrfan has been a part of several Hollywood productions such as The Namesake, A Mighty Heart and even Slumdog Millionaire. Now with the actor bagging a coveted role in the new Spiderman film, his popularity world over is only going to increase even more.