Earlier this week a rumor hit the net that Inglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz was up for the role of Curt Connors, aka The Lizard in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man 3D reboot. Well, SuperHeroHype claim to have spoken directly to a source inside Sony who has debunked the rumor!
…there is definitively no truth to this rumor… a blogger’s wishful thinking perhaps? Our sources say that when the role is cast, there will be a great actor involved.
So there you have it. The internet bringth and the internet taketh away. Though, whats interesting here is the admission that the Lizard will be Spider-man’s big bad. Really? Isn’t The Lizard a bit of a bland villain to use? Sure, you got the whole Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing going on, but when Connors is the Lizard he’s a mindless beast. All he wants to do is play around in New York City’s sewer systems, eat cupcakes (or so I’ve heard) and occasionally terrorize an old lady. Admirable foe, yes. Compelling villain, not so much.
Now, the Kangaroo on the other hand, a character who commits crimes by jumping around like one. That’s a villain I can get behind (#sarcasm, I usez it).
Andrew Garfield is set to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and that the film will be released in 3D and 2D theaters on July 3, 2012.