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The Lizard Speaks in New Video For The Amazing Spider-Man

Columbia Pictures has released a new featurette for The Amazing Spider-Man that delves into the motivations of Rhys Ifans’ Dr. Curt Connors, and his relationship with Peter Parker, as well as the work that went into creating the big-screen look of the classic Marvel villain The Lizard. Oh, yeah, and we get to hear and see Connors speak in his reptilian form.

“He’s not a villain, as such,” Ifans says. “He’s just a guy who wants his arm back.”

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance — leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Directed by Marc Webb, the film also stars Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell, Embeth Davidtz and Annie Parisse. The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 3.


  • Marcus Martin

    Honestly, how is anyone not going to be reminded of the whole Super Mario Bros movie from just looking at the Lizard. I mean is it that hard to make the Lizard’s iconic look from the comics ? :(

  • CudaBiro

     Only for those old enough to remember. Remember it’s been about 10 years since the first Spider-man film. Mario Bros was released almost 20 years ago.

  • 0bsessions

    By not remembering Super Marios Bros.: The Movie at all.

    Seriously, there is a small subset niche of a niche fanbase that even remembers that awful film. You brought this up once before and I really think you’re overestimating how many people are going to notice, much less care.

    Besides, this is based off of his original design, it’s not like they’re going insanely off book here.