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Amazing Spider-Man (2012): Rhys Ifans Talks Unrelatable Superman and Batman; Lizard, Gwen Stacy

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 01:07

picLast we heard from Rhys Ifans, the actor gave us a demonstration of the Lizard voice for The Amazing Spider-Man movie.

Now, again speaking with MTV News, Ifans offers up some thoughts on a couple iconic DC Comics characters, comic book villains, Gwen Stacy and more.

Ifans begins with comments on how unrelatable both Superman and Batman are, in his opinion (and worth a mention Spider-Man's direct competition). 

"I just love the whole Spider-Man thing because Superman is so kind of god-like and comes from another planet. Batman is this inaccessible unapproachable millionaire," Ifans explained." And Peter Parker is this school boy who is bullied. I think that's the kind of enduring appeal to that story. We can all relate to his bullying and the flux that puberty induces in a young boy becoming a young man."

Switching to his character, The Lizard, Ifans notes how Kurt Connors is unlike the typical comic book villain, in that he is essentially good, but turns bad.

"The majority of comic book villains are pure evil, but Curt Connors is an exception," he told MTV News. "Curt Connors is a good man who initially wants to save the world but he gets hungry and greedy and reckless and he pays the price for that."

We even get a quick detail on the character of Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone.

"Emma works with me. Emma's character Gwen Stacey is a student who works at my laboratory," Ifans said.

Here's the full clip:

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 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.