AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Wicked Awesome Unused Lizard & Mutated Lab Rat Designs

Hit the jump to check out some unused Lizard and mutated lab rat designs for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, created by conceptual illustrators Ian Joyner, Scott Patton and Simon Webber.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/14/2013


Concept Art by Legacy Effects' Ian Joyner & Scott Patton





Concept Designs by Simon Webber



The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.



The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
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eoin3 - 7/14/2013, 7:13 PM
Nice!!
AlexRival - 7/14/2013, 7:16 PM
Really like the first rat lizard
iZinDiaN - 7/14/2013, 7:23 PM
The last two pics are disgusting (in a bad way).
TheOneAboveAll - 7/14/2013, 7:24 PM
Why no snout? What if when he comes back then he has evolved into a stronger strain of Lizard and he has a snout as he has become much more animal like?


Dandy - 7/14/2013, 7:35 PM
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!

I really liked the movie. Not as good as Spider-Man 2 maybe but definitely the second best Spidey film. I can't wait for TASM 2!
DEATHbyEXILE - 7/14/2013, 7:36 PM
GLprime2814 - 7/14/2013, 7:38 PM
Fvcking gumbas
villain001 - 7/14/2013, 7:41 PM
very forgettable movie
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/14/2013, 7:42 PM
I was so pumped when the leaked comic-con image looked like he had a snout. Then we got what we got.
NeoBaggins - 7/14/2013, 7:42 PM
Amazing Spider-man, Hoodwinked, the Smurfs and Grown-Ups all got sequels.

Wow.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/14/2013, 7:48 PM
Even if he kept his lab coat on the whole movie, he would have looked 5X better

CaptainObvious - 7/14/2013, 7:51 PM
The CG rat was one of the worst effects I have ever seen in a film. That was SyFy Channel bad.
DioFoRio - 7/14/2013, 7:51 PM
I concur Dark
jessepostal - 7/14/2013, 7:51 PM
Looks like the rat monkey in Dead Alive! Or the lab rat in cap 1990 :)
GUNSMITH - 7/14/2013, 8:00 PM
WEB FELT HE WANTED A LOOK THAT WOULD ALLOW THE ACTOR TO EMOTE BETTER....SO, NO SNOUT.....
Mike89 - 7/14/2013, 8:00 PM
I kind of liked that actor(cant remember his name) who played Dr. Connors/Lizard but The reason why they made the Lizard look like a goomba from that Super Mario Bros. movie ill never know. I wanted to see the snout and him wearing that damn lab coat.
ManDeth - 7/14/2013, 8:00 PM
@LEVITIKUZ None of them are "badass". And despite all that CGI Todd McFarlane's old fashioned hand drawings of the Lizard destroy every other version.

This isnt the 80's when they had to use puppets. They couldve easily done it right. But someone got the idea it enhanced the character if it looked more human. They got the wrong idea.
DEATHbyEXILE - 7/14/2013, 8:06 PM
Pending - 7/14/2013, 8:07 PM
Wish they had gone with the more feral lizard. I guess having a talking "smart" lizard was the easiest way to have the shitty script play out.
superbatspiderman - 7/14/2013, 8:09 PM
I thought the special effects in The Amazing Spider-Man were not the best. The Lizard looked fake most of the time and he really needs the snout. My favorite Lizard was on the New Spider-man the Animated Series which was that 3D animated one on MTV. He looked like a muscular velociraptor which is how I picture him.
I loved the look of the lizard in the movie. In some parts of the movie, the lizard looked so real. TASM >>>>>>>>>> Rami's Spiderman trilogy.
xfan320 - 7/14/2013, 8:10 PM
@ManDeth--agreed! McFarlane's designs are by the best!

The lab coat helped IMMENSELY w the look they ended up going with.. I'll never undersatnd why they didn't keep that coat on him!
Ocelot - 7/14/2013, 8:15 PM
The first Lizard pic looks good, the last two look like abominations, downright terrible.

Lizard couldn't have a snout and look feral as they wouldn't have been able to emote the face properly and would look odd when talking.

It(the snout) works for a creature that doesn't talk and acts like an animal/creature but for one that talks and acts like a human being(lizard in this film was intelligent and not a mindless beast) it doesn't, hence why the didn't use it.
Nick56 - 7/14/2013, 8:17 PM
sorry but these still look like shit
Mike89 - 7/14/2013, 8:27 PM
@KingTrav33

I didnt Like TASM but ill admit Stan Lees cameo was hilarious! His Best Cameo yet.
TheWolverine08 - 7/14/2013, 8:33 PM
Will never understand all the TASM haters. Was the movie perfect? No. But it isn't as bad as you guys make it out to be.
Lizardking310 - 7/14/2013, 8:33 PM
Goomba '
GoddamnBatman - 7/14/2013, 8:36 PM
He tore it off cuz it was shredded from the bullets, plus that's how he looked in the New Animated series
GoddamnBatman - 7/14/2013, 8:40 PM
Agreed Wolverine08 It's blind hatred for a good film that is close to the comics. There's a lot of hatred for the lack of Lizard snout, but as some people pointed out, he would've looked sillier than Roger's helmet in Avengers. Besides I didn't see much of a snout, if any, in Lizard's early appearances in comics
TheWolverine08 - 7/14/2013, 8:48 PM
@SweetTooth316 Frankly, I think most TASM dislikers are people who grew up with the Raimi Spider Man, and are angry to see their childhood replaced so soon.
GoddamnBatman - 7/14/2013, 8:49 PM
X-Men The Last Stand had deleted scenes that would've made the film better IMO. I'm still waiting for that directors/extended cut that Ratner talked about
GoddamnBatman - 7/14/2013, 8:52 PM
Yea I can't feel their pain, I grew up watching Batman films/animated series, and I love TDK trilogy
Dandy - 7/14/2013, 8:56 PM
The lack of a snout most likely came from the script wanting the Lizard to talk, thus they went with the Ditko version of the character.

It would have looked awkward to have him talking out of a snout......and it would have just made him look like a raptor from Jurassic Park.


Fact is that besides omitting the wrestling match, The Amazing Spider-Man was closer to the source material and a better origin overall. I like Raimi's first film a lot, but it suffered from a disjointed narrative where the first half and second half could have existed independently.
TheWolverine08 - 7/14/2013, 8:58 PM
TASM is better than both Spider Man 1 and 3. So I don't really understand the hate.
TheWolverine08 - 7/14/2013, 9:09 PM
@LEVITIKUZ Enlighten me on why TASM was bad.
JettJagguarrr - 7/14/2013, 9:10 PM
Nice Stuff.
Ocelot - 7/14/2013, 9:13 PM
The reason why the Amazing Spiderman is heavily criticised is because it was a medicore and lazy film that is a blatant cash grab to clearly keep hold of the character rights.

The movie was called and marketed as the "untold story" but instead it was actually the "retold story" which followed the same plot structure as the first Spiderman film and had almost like for like scenes or moments, the interpretation and portrayal of The Lizard was also very similar to Green Goblin in SM1, the film(The Amazing Spiderman) was nothing new and certainly not needed. We'd seen it all before and quite frankly didn't need to see it again in almost the exact same way.

It's on par with Spiderman 3 which with all it's problems is a far more enjoyable film than The Amazing Spiderman. Raimi's first two films beat it in every way.


GoddamnBatman - 7/14/2013, 9:19 PM
Just watched the deleted scenes, mostly good especially the sewer scene where Peter gets cured. I agree the untold story trailers were misleading like the Iron Man 3 trailers. Does that make them bad films? I'd say look at Rotten Tomatoes but I'm sure the Man of Steel would get brought up
Dandy - 7/14/2013, 9:21 PM
@ Ocelot

No, no. I believe wolverine08 was asking for legitimate complaints.


"lazy, mediocre, and cash grab" are what we call complaints so general they hold no weight.

For people who complain about the "untold story" bit. I can see that. But let's for a moment judge the movie by itself, as a standalone film and not compare it to Raimi or the fact the studio wanted a "Cash Grab"........whatever the hell that means. Studios make films to make money.......we can only hope they hire a passionate director, which they did.

As a standalone the film works very well, despite the recently retold origin. And I'd say the arc with The Lizard was NOTHING like the one with Green Goblin besides the fact that they are both green.
GoddamnBatman - 7/14/2013, 9:23 PM
Levitikutz I see your point, the way I saw it is that he went through a tramatic experience and just wanted to knuckle dust any poor sap that reminded him of that guy.
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