B.J. Novak's 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Character Revealed

FILM: B.J. Novak
<p>&quot;The Office&#39;s&quot; B.J. Novak (CAA, Price, Ziffren Brittenham) will play half of the famous Sherman Bros. songwriters in Disney&#39;s &quot;Saving Mr. Banks,&quot; about the making of Mary Poppins.</p>
"The Office" alum will play Alistair Smythe, the son of the inventor of the Spider Slayer robots in the comic books.

Could B.J. Novak someday find himself playing a Spider-Man supervillian?

The actor joined The Amazing Spider-Man 2 last March, but his character was kept under wraps until Monday, when director Marc Webb spilled the beans on Twitter.

PHOTOS: 11 Outrageous Super Bowl Halftime Moments

Novak will play Alistair Smythe, who in the comic books is the son of Spencer Smythe, the inventor of the Spider Slayer robots. Alistair goes on to be a pain in Spider-Man's side as well, carrying on his father's work after Spencer's death.

Novak, who played Ryan Howard on NBC's The Office, is poised to release a debut collection of short storiesOne More Thing, in stores Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Spider-Man's 50-Year History: How Peter Parker Became a Billion-Dollar Franchise

Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Electro), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborn), Paul Giamatti (Rhino) and Chris Cooper (Norman Osborn).

The film hits theaters May 2, and released a Super Bowl spot Sunday teasing the sequel.