Just about every Spidey fan out there now knows about the strange outfit Rhys Ifans wore on-set to portray The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man, along with the actor’s thoughts about the antagonistic character and even what Dr. Curt Connor’s monstrous form in the comic book movie franchise reboot looks like… in Pez dispenser form.
In other words: outside of those who managed to attend the film’s 2011 Comic-Con panel, Spidey fans know just about everything there is to know about Amazing Spider-Man‘s version of The Lizard – other than what he actually looks like.
Everyone will eventually get to see some finished footage of Ifans in his giant reptilian form, possibly even in the impending full-length Amazing Spider-Man trailer. However, in the meantime, you can check out (unconfirmed) conceptual artwork that depicts the character at some stage in his metamorphosis.
Have a look at that rumored Lizard artwork below:
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Lizard’s appearance here does gel with the aforementioned Pez product and is (reportedly) fairly similar to what was shown at Comic-Con – though, in the latter’s case, the villain was described as being more massive, which would mean this artwork offers even less of a truly accurate representation of the character’s appearance in Amazing Spider-Man. Either way, he so far very much looks like a true “lizard man,” similar to the reptile-like humanoid Silurians from Doctor Who (among other sci-fi creations).
However, as has been noted before, The Lizard may undergo multiple mutations throughout the course of The Amazing Spider-Man; so, it’s possible that a more crocodile or komodo dragon-like version of the character (re: one with both a pronounced snout and bulkier build) will appear in the film. We’ll just have to wait and see, basically.
The creative minds behind Amazing Spider-Man have long claimed they are attempting to offer a more grounded and contemporary portrayal of the eponymous superhero (and his universe) than that in director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Give the Amazing Spider-Man filmmakers credit: not only does their version of The Lizard so far seem much more “realistic” and less cartoony than villains like The Green Goblin or Sandman did in Raimi’s movies, characters such as Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) also look, dress, and appear to act more like modern-day teens (at least, in the preliminary Amazing Spider-Man footage and set photos).
That might not be a good thing in certain fans’ eyes, but as far as those who have been waiting to see an overall more serious Spider-Man movie are concerned, it’s actually an encouraging sign…
Look for The Amazing Spider-Man to hit 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on July 3rd, 2012.