Does Dylan Baker's Return to Spider-Man Mean We'll See Lizard?
Don't read too much into this, but actor Dylan Baker confirmed at a Q&A for a Trick 'r Treat screening in New York City last night that he would indeed be returning for Spider-Man 4. UGO has the scoop and says that apparently Trick 'r Treat director Mike Dougherty and Baker were joking a lot during the Q&A, which doesn't necessarily mean that this is a joke. "According to reports, Baker said that he had just gotten his first call concerning Spider-Man 4 that very day." So if Baker, who played Dr. Curt Connors in both Spider-Man 2 and 3, is back, does that mean we may finally see him become the villain The Lizard in Spider-Man 4?
Ever since Dr. Connors showed up in Spider-Man 2, missing an arm exactly like his character should, I've been hoping we'd see him turn into The Lizard, preferably sooner than later. I think the dynamic of seeing one of Peter Parker's most trusted and closest friends turn into a villain would be great, especially after the mess that was Spider-Man 3. Connors eventually turns into The Lizard because he becomes obsessed with figuring out how to grow his arm back after losing it years ago in the war. He develops an experimental serum made from reptilian DNA but the experiment goes wrong and he turns into a human-sized lizard.
Again, take this all as simply a rumor for the sake of discussion. I just talked to a friend of mine who knows Spider-Man 4 screenwriter James Vanderbilt and he said James wouldn't even tell him who the villain is, so no one really knows. So let's get down to it. Would The Lizard make a good villain in Spider-Man 4?