Andrew Garfield has been doing some web-slinging in New York recently for The Amazing Spider-Man, and Rhys Ifans was on hand too, with his Curt Connors character now sporting an extra hand in these new photos. Is the Lizard behind Garfield’s nose bleed?
The Amazing Spider-Man is filming on location in New York and Daily Mail recently shared a few photos of Andrew Garfield and Rhys Ifans on the scene. I can’t tell if Garfield is actually sporting a bloody nose or if Peter Parker is just maintaining his klutz image to hide the fact that he’s really Spider-Man. Either way, it takes a brave man to walk around so nonchalantly with a tissue hanging out of his nose.
It looks like director Marc Webb is following in the footsteps of the earlier films just a little bit by having Spidey do his crime-busting thing in an early version of the Spidey outfit, which actually looks kind of cool and reminds me of the Scarlett Spider character in the Spidey comics. Fans would be furious if the familiar red-and-blue tights were dumped but this version of Spider-Man actually looks bad-ass.
Rhys Ifans, who portrays Dr. Curt Connors AKA The Lizard, starts off with only one arm in the film, but it looks like we’re getting a peek at the first stages of him transforming into the villainous reptile because the Doc now has two arms, with the new one looking wickedly slimy. Fans of the Spidey comics might recall that Connors was turned into the Lizard after experimenting with ways to regrow his missing arm. As is the way with most comics and books, the experiment soon goes out of control and the Lizard is unleashed. While the chances are high that the reveal will be saved for the big screen, I’m hoping we get a peek at Connor’s reptilian alter-ego before the movie is released. Yes, I’m a spoiler junkie.
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters on July 3, 2012, and I can hardly wait to see how this rebooted franchise does. One question though – is it always necessary to start with the origin story every single time a character is rebooted? I’m pretty sure fans know how Spidey got his powers. Do we always need to start at square one?