Is This Concept Art for The Lizard from 'The Amazing Spider-Man'?

November 30, 2011

The Amazing Spider-Man

There's been plenty of photos featuring Andrew Garfield as your friendly neighborhood wallcrawler in the franchise reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, but everyone who didn't attend Comic-Con this past summer still hasn't caught an official glimpse of Rhys Ifans as the film's villain, The Lizard. Recently an image of the character crafted as a PEZ dispenser has been making the rounds online, but now something a bit more revealing has surfaced. Now the website seems to have gotten their hands on a piece of concept art that reveals the full body form of The Lizard, and despite the low quality, it's impressive.

Here's the supposed concept art image of The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man (via Collider):

The Amazing Spider-Man - Lizard Concept Art

Now, there's no telling whether or not this is the final version of the character, mainly because when footage of the villain was shown on-screen at Comic-Con earlier this year, the villain was much bulkier, and the face even more lizard-like and toothy. Of course, maybe The Lizard just keeps increasing in size and this leaner form of the villain only appears briefly. Either way, when you compare this to the PEZ dispenser model mentioned earlier, it's pretty clear that this is very close to the final version of the character we'll see. Here's hoping Marvel just releases an official image of the bad guy, or a new trailer revealing him, sometime soon.

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  • Big Boss
    Hey, it's a naked Goomba from the Super Mario Bros. Movie!
    • brian
      top notch
  • Voice of Reason
    trial by Pez Dispenser.....Im sure it will be good....but damn, I was really looking forward to seeing Dr. Bill Maplewood as the Lizard.
    • Steven
      Totally agree with you, a 4th film would have be the pinnacle and made up for the mess that was the 3rd film.  Could have even used the Sandman again, having him not learn from his past mistakes or something.
  • haha spot on
  • Wow, it's so awful.
    • JBrotsis
      i totally agree. i mean it doesn't even look like a lizard but more of an alien lifeform. i was really hoping id look more like an actual lizard an not like a half lizard half man (as he's missing the serpent tongue, the immense body size, the long jaws and teeth, the reptilian scale, and the laboratory jacket)....kinda like this image from the comics. 
  • jah p
    I expected a more sinister looking Lizard, hopefully they'll add more to this...looks more like SYfy tv quality right now...
    • Anonymous
      Well, like they said--this is just a concept art piece.  The footage that was screened at CC show a "villain was much bulkier, and the face even more lizard-like and toothy" We'll see how the whole thing turns out.
  • Well I hear that the transformation to lizard man is gradual throughout the film. Let's just hope this is mid-transformation or something.
  • happy camper
    that is super lame.
  • It may surprise me, but as of now, my expectation are quite low for this reboot!
    • Josh Taylor
      My expectations were always low for this stupid unnecessary reboot. I hope it fails to show Hollywood that this is not the way to do things.
  • Chris Batty
    Where's the snout? Just looks like a guy in a Halloween costume. Cheap bastards.
    • Razor
      Actually, the first Lizard design (if not one of the first) in the comics was snout-less.
  • John
    Well the studio wanted to spend less on the reboot. So the guy in the suit is what they've done here than fully realize the Lizard in CG. 
  • Mako
    Impressive?  What studio exec asked you to say that?  This looks awful!! The head is all wrong and doesn't match the design and nature of the character.  If you can grow an arm, tail, talons but not an actual snout?  Scream STUDIO EXECS all over it wanting to put a human face on a character that should look way more primal than this.  This looks like "V" the next TV Series Remake #3
    • Anonymous
      Mako...not to sound like a douche (although I probably will) but...can you do any better? Did you also read the article?  The footage showed a different looking Lizard.  We don't even know how the hell the thing will look overall.  We can only wait and see.
  • Xerxexx
    I like it.
    • ur_babys_daddy
      Yeah, I like what I'm seeing so far. Why not a reboot? Being a comic collector, I see marvel and others constantly changing writers, with their own ideas and direction they want the character to go through. As long as its good, I'm down.
  • Splinter
    Fail.... once again i am skeptical.... when they first introduced spider-man back with Toby McGuire and they screwed up the green goblin they are going for round two with the lizard, i understand trying to reinvent the character but that does not me to the point where they have no recollection of the original. Doc Oc was done well, Sandman was doen fairly well, but overall they still are not getting it right, i can only hope that the actor will enhance the character with his acting and pull me into the story rather than the visuals hears to hoping. 
    • Splinter
      Sorry for the spelling errors ..... -__-
      • Anonymous
  • lossy
    looks like G'Kar from Babylon5
  • rennmaxbeta
    Surely this is mid-transformation and they learned something from the failure to properly realize Venom in Spider-Man 3. Or Hollywood is run by complete morons.
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