CONFIRMED: Rhys Ifans Will Be The Lizard In ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot
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A few days ago we were informed that the fantastic Rhys Ifans would be playing the villain in Marc Webb‘s new reboot of Spider-Man for Sony and Columbia Pictures. The problem was that they wouldn’t say who exactly Ifans would be playing in the movie.

This matched with the news earlier today that Tom Hardy would be in Batman 3, but that his part was also unknown, had us a little fearful that an aggravating Hollywood habit may be forming. But alas, not but a few days later, it has been unearthed just who Ifans will become before he battles Spider-Man to the death, and that, my friends, is The Lizard.

Ifans will play Dr. Curt Conners, a character played by Dylan Baker in Sam Raimi’s films, which fans had been demanding be utilized by bringing Lizard in as a villain in the movies. Curt Conners lost his arm in war, after enlisting and becoming a battlefield surgeon. After that, he researched limb regeneration common in certain reptiles, and after a successful test on a rabbit, tried the procedure on himself. His arm did grow back, but ultimately it turned him into human/reptilian hybrid that would come to be known as Lizard.

You’ve demanded this villain for a while now, so are we all happy now? Or is this not the casting you’d like to see?

[Source: The Wrap]


  1. Im still not sure how into this movie i will get…Im semi sick of spider-man really. but ya know the lizard could be awesome if done right… hope the cgi is nice.

    Comment by scoobydiesel — October 13, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

  2. cool, lizard is a great choice for a villain

    Comment by mike — October 13, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

  3. i’m kinda dissapointed in the choice, i figured since they casted someone to play gwen stacy that the green goblin would be the obvious choice as the villan but, once again hollywood tries to get the most money they can out of it and we’re stuck with the lizard. I’ll see this movie for sure but i kno that i might not be happy with the result

    Comment by Jalen Holsten — September 13, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

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