Rhys Ifans Is The Lizard in the Spider-Man Reboot

Posted by sora_thekey (8159 posts) - - Show Bio

Two days Ago it was announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I actor, Rhys Ifans will be the villain in the 2012 Spider-Man Reboot. Well, news travels fast on the Internet because TheWrap has just announced an exclusive: Rhys Ifans will be playing the experiment gone wrong character; The Lizard

The Curt Connors character has been in previous Sony movies played by Dylan Baker, yet the Lizard alter ego has yet to surface in the Spider-Man movie universe. 
With the movie's plot being set in Peter Parker's high school days, I am wondering, how this Empire State University teacher and doctor will enter this story. The first thing that comes to mind is the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series story in which Peter and Gwen Stacy become interns at Connor's lab. During the series both of them witness experiments gone wrong such as Electro and Venom which could be setting stage for future movies.
Sony's 2012 Spider-Man Reboot begins production on December of this year, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and now Rhys Ifans; Lizard. The movie is set to come out July 3, 2012.
 
What do you think of the villain's choice for Ifans and for the movie? 
-- Geo ( sora_thekey), long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and an all time geek!  
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#1 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, I'm ok with that. I'm not a big fan of the Lizard (he just seems like a crappy Hulk), but I'll reserve judgement til I see the final product

#2 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

Aleluya

#3 Posted by sora_thekey (8159 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
"I'm not a big fan of the Lizard (he just seems like a crappy Hulk)"
I never thought of it that way. He is not in control in this other version of himself and he has a color-matching situation going on! Hmmm...
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#4 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@sora_thekey said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
"I'm not a big fan of the Lizard (he just seems like a crappy Hulk)"
I never thought of it that way. He is not in control in this other version of himself and he has a color-matching situation going on! Hmmm... "
You know that Secret Wars episode of Spider-Man the Animated Series? They actually used the Lizard because they weren't allowed to use the Hulk. 
 
Well meaning Scientist, exposed to horrific accident, changes into an uncontrollable monster with superhuman strength and healing abilities, can only be comforted by the sight of a loved one.... They're the same! lol
#5 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a legit announcement right?

#6 Posted by danhimself (22452 posts) - - Show Bio

if they were to follow the Lizard arc of Spectacular Spider-man then the movie could do pretty well

#7 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw man, I was rooting for Mysterio  :(

#8 Posted by jordama (4225 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the choice of villian, not sure about the actor.
#9 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

It'll be interesting to see if Dr. Connors plays a larger role but not sure I like Lizard as the main villain.

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#10 Posted by sora_thekey (8159 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheMess1428:  Yes!
@danhimself said:
" if they were to follow the Lizard arc of Spectacular Spider-man then the movie could do pretty well "
I agree, although if they were to follow the Lizard arc in Spectacular then I would've preferred for another villain to be in this movie so you get a chance to feel bad for the guy once you are attached to the character. 

@Shatterstar said:
" It'll be interesting to see if Dr. Connors plays a larger role but not sure I like Lizard as the main villain. "
Do you not think he can hold his own?
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#11 Posted by danhimself (22452 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the Lizard could hold his own as the main villain just fine...he's got plenty of drama to make you really care about him...what with his wife and son and he's strong enough to give Spidey a run for his money

#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow.
 






THEY HAVE THE SAME HAIR!
#13 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio
@sora_thekey said:
" @TheMess1428:  Yes!
@danhimself said:
" if they were to follow the Lizard arc of Spectacular Spider-man then the movie could do pretty well "
I agree, although if they were to follow the Lizard arc in Spectacular then I would've preferred for another villain to be in this movie so you get a chance to feel bad for the guy once you are attached to the character. 

@Shatterstar said:
" It'll be interesting to see if Dr. Connors plays a larger role but not sure I like Lizard as the main villain. "
Do you not think he can hold his own? "
Its not that, its more I'd have rather seen them go with a villain thats traditionally presented more of a threat to Spidey - the Chameleon, the Jackal, Sinister Six, Kraven etc. 
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#14 Posted by sora_thekey (8159 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" I think the Lizard could hold his own as the main villain just fine...he's got plenty of drama to make you really care about him...what with his wife and son and he's strong enough to give Spidey a run for his money "
Yeah but if you give him a movie then kill/destroy/defeat him in the same movie he falls into the evil man rather than the misunderstood hero.
It's like killing Gwen in the same movie she's introduced!
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