Dr. Curt "The Lizard" Connors Confirmed for Spider-Man 4
Does this mean The Lizard will finally be the lead villain?
UGO got the scoop...
Spidey actor Dylan Baker was at a presentation of Trick 'r Treat last night at New York’s Walter Reade Theater for Lincoln Center’s third annual “Scary Movies” program.
During a post-screening Q & A, Baker confirmed that he is on board for Sam Raimi’s forthcoming Spider-Man 4. According to reports, Baker said that he had just gotten his first call concerning Spider-Man 4 that very day. Baker appeared in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 as Dr. Curt Connors, a professor at Empire State University.
When friend Michael Dougherty ribbed him about “just appearing in the background” Baker said that, basically, that’s what he’d be doing. It was unclear if they were being truthful or if, in fact, Dr. Connors would become supervillain The Lizard in this fourth entry in the film series. During their riffing, Dougherty used the phrase “co*ktease for another year” as to whether or not we’d see The Lizard.
We here at CBM believe that this would be the best way to go with Spider-Man 4 -- especially after the lackluster Spider-Man 3, which fell into the same old formula that has killed comic book movie franchises in the past, specifically, throwing too many villains into the mix. Focus on a single villain and do it right! Here're the reasons WHY The Lizard should be the lead villain:
1. He's a classic Spidey villain! Don't you dare make up another quasi-gobby. Stick to the classics.
2. His backstory is unique and aligned with spidey's own--which makes for good drama. They are kindred spirits, only Peter's accidental science experiment went right, whereas Connor's purposeful one went horribly wrong.
3. The Lizard is an sympathetic villain. His motives aren't evil. You don't dislike him like your typical evil supervillains. That is a plus. He's not interested in world domination like ever other villain.
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