Newly released concept art for The Amazing Spider-Man imagines X-Men star Michael Fassbender as The Lizard.
The Lizard is one of Spider-Man’s greatest enemies, in large part due to the heartbreaking relationship between Peter Parker and Dr. Curt Connors. We never got to see Dylan Baker play The Lizard in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, but we did get the villain in the 2012 reboot, played by Rhys Ifans.
The Lizard’s design in The Amazing Spider-Man got a mixed reception from fans, in large part because many wanted the full snout look from the comic books. It appears the more humanistic look for The Lizard was planned early on in production, with concept artist Jerad S.Marantz sharing art of X-Men star Michael Fassbender as the villain when he was considered for the role:
“Here’s some more fun lizard concept art for amazing Spiderman. Playing around with how many human features I could put into the face. This might’ve been a middle stage in the transformation, not sure. Here I was adding some Michael Fassbender. At one point he was considered for the role.”
You can see The Amazing Spider-Man concept art of Michael Fassbender as The Lizard below.
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Here’s some more fun lizard concept art for amazing Spiderman. Playing around with how many human features I could put into the face. This might’ve been a middle stage in the transformation, not sure. Here I was adding some Michael Fassbender. At one point he was considered for the role. #spiderman #lizard #thelizard #amazingspiderman #conceptart #creaturedesign #peterparker
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Here is the synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man:
Teenage social outcast Peter (Andrew Garfield) spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and win the heart of his high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). A mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, who abandoned him when he was a child, leads Peter to his dad’s former partner, Dr. Connors. The discovery of his father’s secret will ultimately shape his destiny of becoming “Spider-Man” and bring him face to face with Connors’ villainous alter ego, the Lizard.
Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
The Amazing Spider-Man is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.