Despite having some top-notch talent behind it, The Amazing Spider-Man is starting to look like the forgotten stepbrother of the other two major superhero films of 2012: The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. Then again, what the Internet loves and what the general public actually pays for are sometimes two different things.
The most we’ve seen so far of what the film’s super villain, The Lizard, will look like was a glimpse of scaly makeup on actor Rhys Ifans’ neck – as well as closed door Hall H footage at San Diego Comic Con. Well, today we finally get our very first full-on public look at the villain … in the form of a Pez dispenser!
Obviously, the image isn’t incredibly revealing, but it does give us an idea of what The Lizard will likely look like in the coming film. And frankly, the first thing that comes to mind is that the dispenser looks more like Louis Gossett Jr. from Enemy Mine (1985) than The Lizard of the comic books (which is to say, if the depiction is entirely accurate). Rather than sporting a pronounced snout like a crocodile or a dinosaur, he seems to be humanoid-shaped with a layer of scales on top. That said, the Comic Con footage seemed to imply that there could be different stages to the character’s mutation – so it’s certainly possible that, by the end of the film, the Lizard will look significantly different from his Pez likeness.
Either way, one assumes the he’ll look better in living color.
Here’s what Rhys Ifans had said a while back about what makes The Lizard more interesting than your typical super villain:
“The majority of comic book villains are pure evil, but Curt Connors is an exception. Curt Connors is a good man who initially wants to save the world but he gets hungry and greedy and reckless and he pays the price for that.”
I think it’s fair to point out that this was the exact idea Sam Raimi had for Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2, which is considered by many to be the best Spider-Man film to date.
What do you think of this Pez dispenser Lizard, Screen Ranters? Is this how you envisioned him on the big screen? Let us know in the comments.
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The Amazing Spider-Man swings into 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on July 3rd, 2012. It’s safe to assume this Pez dispenser will hit stores sometime between then and now.
Source: Comic Book Movie [via io9]