Is This Concept Art for The Lizard from 'The Amazing Spider-Man'?
by Ethan Anderton
November 30, 2011
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 Spidermedia.ru 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):
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.
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
Hey, it's a naked Goomba from the Super Mario Bros. Movie!
Big Boss on Nov 30, 2011
brian on Nov 30, 2011
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.
Voice of Reason on Nov 30, 2011
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.
Steven on Nov 30, 2011
haha spot on
Nick Sears on Nov 30, 2011
Wow, it's so awful.
M.K. Nielsen on Nov 30, 2011
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.
JBrotsis on Nov 30, 2011
I expected a more sinister looking Lizard, hopefully they'll add more to this...looks more like SYfy tv quality right now...
jah p on Nov 30, 2011
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.
Anonymous on Nov 30, 2011
Well I hear that the transformation to lizard man is gradual throughout the film. Let's just hope this is mid-transformation or something.
Tendonin on Nov 30, 2011
that is super lame.
happy camper on Nov 30, 2011
It may surprise me, but as of now, my expectation are quite low for this reboot!
MithunOnThe.Net on Nov 30, 2011
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.
Josh Taylor on Nov 30, 2011
Where's the snout? Just looks like a guy in a Halloween costume. Cheap bastards.
Chris Batty on Nov 30, 2011
Actually, the first Lizard design (if not one of the first) in the comics was snout-less.
Razor on Nov 30, 2011
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.
John on Nov 30, 2011
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
Mako on Nov 30, 2011
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.
Anonymous on Nov 30, 2011
I like it.
Xerxexx on Nov 30, 2011
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.
ur_babys_daddy on Nov 30, 2011
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 on Nov 30, 2011
Sorry for the spelling errors ..... -__-
Splinter on Nov 30, 2011
looks like G'Kar from Babylon5
lossy on Nov 30, 2011
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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