Topher Grace in Spider-Man 3

Topher Grace will be playing an unspecified character in Spider-Man 3.

That ’70s “Spider-Man”! (E!)

Coming on the heels of his last regular installment of That ’70s Show, the actor has been tapped to join the cast of Spider-Man 3, Columbia Pictures announced Thursday.

Grace will join one of the biggest franchises in film, appearing alongside original Spider Man cast members Tobey Maguire,
Kirsten Dunst, James Franco and recently announced addition Thomas Haden Church in the would-be blockbuster, due May 4, 2007.

Sam Raimi will return to direct the highly anticipated third installment, which starts shooting early next year.

“Topher Grace is an extraordinarily talented actor and will be perfect for the complexities of the role we are developing,” Raimi said in a press release.

Of course, Raimi was mum on exactly what those “complexities” would be, leaving it up to the movie rumor sites to begin speculating on just which Marvel character Grace will essay.

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Comments

  1. Three’s Company

    James Joyner is all over recent casting decisions for the upcoming Spiderman 3 and and X-Men 3….

  2. Derrick says:

    Maybe he will play Doc Conners/The Lizard