Rhys Ifans Playing Villain The Lizard in Sony's New Spider-Man!
The villain is revealed. The Wrap is reporting tonight that British actor Rhys Ifans, who was officially cast in an "unknown" villain role a few days ago, will actually be playing Dr. Curt Connors, better known as The Lizard, in Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot (confirming a rumor from earlier this year). Well, this must really suck for Dylan Baker, who played Dr. Connors in all three of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films and was waiting for his chance to play the reptilian nemesis. The Wrap apparently confirmed with separate sources that Venom will not be in the movie and The Lizard is indeed, at least one of, the primary villains.
Andrew Garfield stars as Peter Parker, while Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacy. We're still not sure if Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's primary love interest, is in the movie at all, as casting has switched from both sides, saying at one point that she would be in it, then switching to say that she wasn't (and that it was only Gwen). Other than these basic details, including that Ifans is playing the villain The Lizard, there's not much more we know about this new Spider-Man reboot. But with production set to start later this year, details are obviously going to start working their way out slowly, as the script is probably no longer a secret anymore. Spider-Man will hit theaters in 3D on July 3rd, 2012. Stay tuned for more! Good choice for a villain?