The folks at Columbia Pictures have done a great job of keeping the look of Rhys Ifans’ Lizard under wraps for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man film by Marc Webb. However, yesterday, a stray Pez Dispenser concept that popped online gave fans a brief taste of what he would look like in the film (design spoiler at the link, for reference).
Today, the internet one-ups itself with full concept art popping up in its place, and we’re going to share it with you now. However, we respect your right to privacy, so if you don’t want to see the image yet, just don’t click after the cut.
So, there you have it: Amazing Spider-Man‘s Lizard, as seen on a Russian Spider-man fansite. The translation of the site doesn’t reveal any additional details (It reads: Here it is, the concept art of our dreams: Lizard (Lizard) from the movie “The New Spider-Man” (Amazing Spider-Man)), but it is certainly a more realistic portrayal of the character, assumedly to play-up the Jekyll/Hyde aspects of the character in a less cartoonish fashion.
The Lizard is mostly known by modern fans for his very lizard-esque design covered in a lab coat, but recently he went through an additional transformation, courtesy of Zeb Wells and Chris Bachalo, with his new version being probably unfilmable anyway without heavy use of CGI. Given the realistic direction a la the Dark Knight that it appears the film is attempting to head in, it only makes sense to drop the snout and play-up the monster. Besides, it’s not like the Lizard hasn’t been somewhat man-ish before, as per his original Steve Ditko design.
Amazing Spider-Man will be out in theaters next year, and if you haven’t yet, you can check out the trailer for the film right here on our site.