A couple of days ago we learned that Rhys Ifans was going to play the villain for the Spider-Man reboot but which villain was he going to play was not revealed. Until now. The Wrap’s Deal Central has learned that Ifans will indeed play Curt Connor A.K.A. The Lizard.
For those of you unfamiliar on The Lizard’s character here is a brief description.
Curt Connors was a gifted surgeon who went into a war to help his country. He performed “meatball” surgery on wounded GIs, but his arm was injured in a blast and had to be amputated. He eventually became obsessed with uncovering the secrets of reptilian regeneration, and studied reptilian biology extensively. From his home in the Everglades, he finally determined a serum taken from the DNA of a reptile. He had successfully regrown the missing limb of a rabbit, and, despite the warnings of his wife, chose to test it on himself. Connors ingested it, and his arm did indeed grow back. Unfortunately, it had one side effect: Connors was subsequently transformed into a reptilian monster!