"Slumdog Millionaire" star Irrfan Khan is in talks to play a new villain named Van Atter in Columbia's "Spider-Man" reboot and director Marc Webb has cast Campbell Scott ("Damages") and Julianne Nicholson ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") as Peter Parker's parents, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Additionally, Annie Parisse (AMC's "Rubicon") is in negotiations to play Khan's wife.
Parker's parents never appeared in Sam Raimi's original "Spider-Man" trilogy, and were only rarely seen in the various Marvel comic book series following the adventures of the teenage web-slinger.
While it's unclear whether the Parkers will appear in flashbacks, in a prologue or during the course of the movie, it is known that they abandoned their son as an orphan and left him to be raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, who will be played by Sally Field and Martin Sheen, respectively.
Khan joins Rhys Ifans as the movie's villains, as the latter actor will play Dr. Curt Connors, aka The Lizard.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone star in the superhero reboot, while Denis Leary will play the latter's father.
With production beginning next week in Los Angeles, casting is being finalized, so stay tuned to Deal Central for more "Spider-Man" news as it breaks.