Spiderman 3 Director Sam Raimi announced that lanky 70’s Show guy has just joined Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunset in the cast of Spider-Man 3. "Topher Grace is an extraordinarily talented actor," said Raimi, "and will be perfect for the complexities of the role we are developing."
Columbia Pictures has not yet confirmed his specific role, but many speculate that in addition to Sideways' Thomas Haden Church as the Sandman, Topher will play a villain. So far, in movies such as Win a date with Tad Hamilton! and In Good Company, Topher has almost perfected that witty, sensitive, slightly dorky, underdog persona, and we’re curious as to whether or not he’d make an interesting and compelling villain. Sure he’s cute and funny in That 70’s Show and on the talk-show circuit, but could he fight New York's Peter Parker? And would it be the Battle of the Skinny Actors?
Spiderman 3 is scheduled for a May 2007 release.
In other news, this site has the new Batman Got Milk? ad; a Kung Fu Hustle sequel is already in the works; Richard Linklater is set to adapt the national bestseller Fast Food Nation; Henson is planning a Dark Crystal follow-up (and we can only hope a new Henson movie will be without Ashanti's poor acting skills); Lindsay Lohan to possibly star in Mission Impossible 3; The new Da Vinci Code trailer is a little too bare.