Tim Stack
March 19, 2011 AT 06:33 PM EDT

A potentially major spoiler from The Amazing Spider-Man, the new Spidey reboot starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, appears to have been revealed by a surprising source: C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders).

(SPOILER ALERT!) The actor, who appears in the flick, said in a podcast on The RetroRadio that Garfield’s Spider-Man battles the Lizard in one of the film’s major action sequences. Said Howell, “I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker whose son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man and we’re on the Manhattan Bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back in a perilous situation. At the end of the movie, there is a little bit of a payback there. Spider-Man is kind of hurting and I help him. Part of the story is the nation thinks he might be a bad guy at first. They don’t know who this guy is. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. So, I pitch in and sort of help out at the end.”

More on The Amazing Spider-Man from EW:

Amazing Spider-Man: The Great Web-shooter Debate

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