The Amazing Spider-Man Actor Reveals Lizard Will Be Villain in Reboot
Posted 03.19.11 by reelz
We hope C. Thomas Howell isn't in timeout.
The actor, who has a role in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man accidentally revealed the identity of the villain in the highly anticipated reboot during an interview with Movieweb.
Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now. 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 on the Manhattan bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation.
We can't help but think that Sony is happy with Howell's slip. We already known Rhys Ifans had been cast as the movie's baddie but up until know fans could only speculate which baddie that would be.
Howell continues talking about his role in the movie.
Spider-man is kind of hurting. I help him when all of the other people won't. Part of the story is, the nation thinks he might be a bad guy. They don't know what to think. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end. That is the best way.
Spider-Man fans will remember Lizard (Dr. Curt Connors) as a supervillain who appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (November 1963). Dr. Curt Connors, played Dylan Baker, appears in Spider-Man 2 and 3 but he never becomes Lizard.
According to Wikipedia, in a pursuit to grow back an arm he lost during war, Dr. Connors, a gifted surgeon, studied reptilian limb regeneration and reptilian biology and ingested a formula. While he did grow back his arm , he also transformed into a reptilian humanoid monster (as what happens in comic books). He is saved by Spider-Man when Spidey is able to use Conners' notes and create an antidote to reverse the formula he had taken.
Of course, the antidote's powers are only temporary and Lizard and Spider-Man become enemies.
So what do you think of Spidey, played by Andrew Garfield, battling Lizard? Disappointed that Venom was not picked at the villain?
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Garfield alongside Emma Stone as Peter Parker's high school girlfriend, Gwen Stacy; Ifans, Denis Leary as Police Captain George Stacy, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben; and Sally Field as Aunt May.
The movie's being directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee, (who is also an executive producer) and Steve Ditko.
Next Showing: The Amazing Spider-Man
opens July 3, 2012