A newly-released piece of concept art from The Amazing Spider-Man gives us an early look for The Lizard.
Sony rebooted its Spider-Man franchise in 2012 with The Amazing Spider-Man, which gave us brand new interpretations of some of our favorite Marvel characters. The cinematic reboot saw Andrew Garfield taking on the role of Spider-Man, with Rhys Ifans assuming the villainous role of Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. The Lizard. Dr. Curt Connors made an appearance in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy from the mid-2000s, subtly teasing the character’s transformation, though that never came into fruition in that series.
One of the absolute highlights of the film was seeing Rhys Ifans play The Lizard, who transformed into the reptilian creature after trying to regrow his own limbs. Jerad S. Marantz, a concept artist on The Amazing Spider-Man, took to Instagram to share an early concept design for Rhys Ifans’ Lizard. You can check it out below. Be sure to swipe right on the image to see a full-body shot of The Lizard.
The early concept art from The Amazing Spider-Man slightly differs from the Lizard seen on-screen as it doesn’t look as human. In the film, it’s quite evident that a human has become The Lizard, with several of his features being human-esque, including his face. In this artwork, however, The Lizard looks far more reptilian in nature with a thicker body. In fact, The Lizard’s head resembles the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise.
At the end of the film, The Lizard returns to his humanoid form, with Dr. Curt Connors being sent to prison. The character was not seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, though the film did tease the Sinister Six. Unfortunately, the film wasn’t the success that Sony was hoping for it to be, which led to the franchise getting another reboot to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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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 film is available on all home media formats.
Source: Jerad S. Marantz