Yesterday it was announced that Rhys Ifans had been cast as the villain in Marc Webb's Spider-Man 3D reboot. It wasn't revealed at the time what villain he would play, but according to The Wrap he will be taking on the role of Dr. Curt Conners, who is also known as The Lizard!
I think The Lizard was the obvious choice for the villain, a great deal of the fans were asking for this villain when Raimi was involved. There were also recent rumors that Venom would be the villain in the film, but I'm sorry to say he won't show up in this new Spider-Man movie. I can definitely see Ifans playing a creepy lizard man though!
Andrew Garfield is set to play Peter Parker, while Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacy in the film which comes out on July 3rd 2012.
What do you all think about Ifans possibly playing The Lizard in Spider-Man 3D?
Here’s an a little information on The Lizard character:
Curt Connors was a gifted surgeon who went into a war to help his country. He performed “meatball” surgery on wounded GIs, but his arm was injured in a blast and had to be amputated. He eventually became obsessed with uncovering the secrets of reptilian regeneration, and studied reptilian biology extensively. From his home in the Everglades, he finally determined a serum taken from the DNA of a reptile. He had successfully regrown the missing limb of a rabbit, and, despite the warnings of his wife, chose to test it on himself. Connors ingested it, and his arm did indeed grow back. Unfortunately, it had one side effect: Connors was subsequently transformed into a reptilian monster!