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The Lizard Revealed as Villain In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

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The Lizard, a superhuman reptile and also one of Spiderman’s biggest foes, also known as his alter-ego, Dr. Curt Connors, has been revealed as a villain in the upcoming Spidey reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man. Curt Connors will be portrayed by Rhys Ifans (Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, Notting Hill), who, as it goes in the comics, managed to give himself superhuman powers through exposure to forms of mutagenic chemicals, thus excelling his powers to a superhuman level, rivalling Spiderman’s superhuman powers acquired through radioactive exposure. It’s such a shame that we just die in real life if exposed to severe radioactive materials..

According to sources, The Lizard,in the upcoming movie, stands at around 7 feet tall, with green, scaly skin, a long tail, as well as a long pink tongue. He pretty much looks how he’s supposed to look then; although, apparently his face appears to be flat rather than having the extended snout (gone for the Voldemort look there I see). Andrew Garfield will be portraying Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this reboot, directed by Marc Webb. Check out the trailer if you haven’t already:

The reboot appears to have a darker, more serious tone to it, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I’ve kind of got the feeling they’ll take a similar root that Christopher Nolan has taken with Batman, in terms of making the franchise darker, more serious, and hopefully for this Spidey reboot, much more awesome. Although, I did quite enjoy the Sam Raimi trilogy. The Amazing Spider-Man is set to hit cinema screens on the 3rd July, 2012.

By Manpreet Singh

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