'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Lizard Convicted + New International Posters
by Ethan Anderton
January 7, 2014
The use of The Daily Bugle as a viral Tumblr for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been raising tons of questions, mostly about new villains popping up in the forthcoming sequels. However, a new article gives us some insight into the fate of the villain from the first film. Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) has been convicted for his crimes that resulted from his rampage as Lizard, including the murder of Gwen Stacy's (Emma Stone) father, Captain George Stacy (Denis Leary). There might be some hints as to his involvement in future films, and we talk about the possibilities below. In addition, there's three new international posters featuring Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) facing Electro (Jamie Foxx) in New York.
Here's the full article about Dr. Curt Connors from The Daily Bugle:
The trial of Dr. Curt Connors came to an end as the former geneticist for Oscorp Industries was found guilty on all twenty counts for which he was indicted, including the murder of NYPD Captain George Stacy.
Connors and his attorney, Anne Weying, were unable to convince the jury that he was not responsible for his deadly actions while transformed. His defense that he only injected himself with the serum that changed him into the Lizard to prevent Oscorp Industries from experimenting on innocent civilians did not sway the jury.
Next stop: Rikers. But even that is controversial. Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has said their facility is better served for housing and studying a prisoner such as Connors, but the judge has yet to rule on where Curt Connors will spend what is likely to be the rest of his life.
It's that last part that sounds rather interesting. If there's controversy surrounding the fact whether or not Rikers would be able to handle a prisoner like Connors, then his potential imprisonment there might make it easier for him to break out, especially with help from a number of the other villains in play. The mention of Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane is great too, because that's the prison known for holding some of Spider-Man's most dangerous enemies. Will we see Rhys Ifans pop up in some sort of newsreel footage as he is convicted and heads to prison? Will he end up being part of the Sinister Six, now getting a feature film from Cabin in the Woods filmmaker Drew Goddard? We'll have to wait and see what happens.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb and written by Jeff Pinker, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can't come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away, but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Sony will release Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters next summer on May 2nd. Excited yet?