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Amazing Spider-Man (2012): No Lab Coat For The Lizard

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 04/02/2012 - 09:42

amazing spider-manSince The Lizard first appeared way back in Amazing Spider-Man #6 in 1963, comic book fans have become used to seeing that familiar lab coat of Dr. Curt Connors.

While Sony has yet to release an official pic of The Lizard, we haven't seen the coat in any of the promo pics released for the Amazing Spider-Man movie.

Seems Curt Connors as The Lizard is shedding that look, and producer Matt Tolmach tells SFX magazine why.

"Look, this is the big screen interpretation of it,” argues Tolmach, keen to defuse any potential fanboy ire. “You have to think about it – on the one hand we’re making a decision to tell a story that lives very much in the real world. That was a big part of the conversation – to ground it in our world, a world where there’s gravity, where the laws of physics apply. There’s a tangible explanation for how things are done.

“And in that world there has to be a Lizard. So how do you do that? You have to make the Lizard something that could come from this world. And that’s where you depart – literally – from the pages of the comic book.”

Speaking of fanboys, Andrew Garfield likens Spidey to the anonymity internet users share on message boards (trolls as SFX Mag points out!).

“You feel the power of it, the power of not being seen, the power of the mask. Peter becomes witty when he’s got that protective layer. It’s like he’s on a message board. He’s got the anonymity of the Internet within that suit, and he can say whatever the hell he likes, and he can get away with anything. He can f**k with people and there’s no consequences because nobody knows who the hell he is. We all know how powerful and potentially dangerous that anonymity is.”

"SFX Magazine" #221 is out Wednesday April 4th.


The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.