It’s been a mere two days since Rhys Ifans was cast as the Spidey villain,
but in that time a million and a half rumors were spun. He was
Electro, he was the Lizard, he was Venom, he was Mysterio, he was Green
It was believed that Sony wanted it remain a secret.
If they had wanted everyone to know, wouldn’t they just say “Ifans is
playing [Spidey Villain]” so the Internet could sleep at night?
Well, if it was a surprise, The Wrap has spoiled it. Ifans will be playing Dr. Curt Connors, aka The Lizard.
has been a villain Spidey fans were clamoring for Raimi to take on —
especially since he dangled poor Dylan Baker along for three movies —
and now they will get him. Since this Spidey is in school, it’s
certainly easy to set this up as a dangerous student-professor
relationship. And I have no doubt Ifans (who looks like a rumpled and
tired scientist) can knock it out of the park, and make it suitably
tragic as the Lizard destroys Connors from within.
ETA: Sony issued a “no comment”, just as they have with all Spidey stories so far.