Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man has some tough competition in the upcoming reboot of Marvel's blockbuster franchise.
He'll be fighting his mentor, Dr. Connors, when a science experiment gone wrong turns him into a giant, angry Lizard!
As you'll notice (above) in the first still images of The Amazing Spider-Man's villain, he's more than a formidable adversary for the web slinger and it should be a good fight.
Interestingly enough though, the actor playing the "Jekyll and Hyde" character doesn't really see him as a villain. While talking to fans at Comic-Con last summer, Rhys Ifans explained:
"Curt Connors is, for my money, the quintessential foil for Spider-Man, in the sense that he isn't necessarily a villain as such. He's a very good guy, with access to ground-breaking science, and he makes a mistake, which we all do in life at a certain point. I think that's the endearing and powerful element to Spider-Man and Curt Connors's relationship."
Maybe a dangerous wild animal is a better way to describe the Lizard. And if what our mother told us about wild animals is true, then he's probably just as scared of Peter Parker as Peter is of him. Ha!
[Image via Sony.]
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