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Baker back in Spidey 4

10.22.2009

Potentially big news for SPIDER-MAN 4, depending on whether or not you believe actors will flat out lie to keep a film’s secret. At a recent showing of TRICK 'R TREAT with writer Michael Dougherty, Dylan Baker confirmed that yes, he would reprise his role as Dr. Curt Connors in the new film. But in what capacity?

When 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 “cocktease for another year” as to whether or not we’d see The Lizard.

So what do you think, is he lying or being up front about his role? Keep in mind that there is supposed to be at LEAST one more installment of SPIDER-MAN after 4, so I don’t really see the harm in pushing the Lizard back until then, if Raimi’s got a different villain idea up his sleeve. But if not Lizard, then who?

I don’t think I could handle Electro/Mysterio/Shocker/Hydro-man/Morbius. That leaves uh, Black Cat and Vulture? Oooh, Vulture, I haven’t even thought about him…

Extra Tidbit: And once he is the star and does turn into Lizard, Baker will get zero screen time. That's sadly ironic.
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1:17PM on 10/25/2009

Hmmm

This is good news, and I know people really want the Lizard, but damn, I REALLY think we deserve a better Venom. That dude is an awesome villian, and he spawns Carnage. They could do so much with that story. But whatev, as long as Spiderman4 is good I dont care who the villain is
This is good news, and I know people really want the Lizard, but damn, I REALLY think we deserve a better Venom. That dude is an awesome villian, and he spawns Carnage. They could do so much with that story. But whatev, as long as Spiderman4 is good I dont care who the villain is
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7:05PM on 10/23/2009

Oh, He'll be a background character alright!

Cause most of the time, he's gonna be The Lizard. Raimi loves them old school villians, and ya don't get much more old school than the Lizard. And I still want to see Spidey wail on Mysterio in a Bruce Campbell cameo!
Cause most of the time, he's gonna be The Lizard. Raimi loves them old school villians, and ya don't get much more old school than the Lizard. And I still want to see Spidey wail on Mysterio in a Bruce Campbell cameo!
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6:55PM on 10/23/2009

casting

the perfect actor for adrien toomes aka vulture would be john locke from LOST. cant think of his real name at the moment. whos with me???
the perfect actor for adrien toomes aka vulture would be john locke from LOST. cant think of his real name at the moment. whos with me???
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12:38PM on 10/23/2009
never even thought of black cat...they need to have her in the movie looking all hot etc.
never even thought of black cat...they need to have her in the movie looking all hot etc.
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10:50AM on 10/23/2009

TORMENT

I wish they would do the Torment storyline,but in order to do it right they would need to do Kraven's Last Hunt first.
I wish they would do the Torment storyline,but in order to do it right they would need to do Kraven's Last Hunt first.
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7:06AM on 10/24/2009
was thinking the same thing. kraven/lizard would work. doubt kraven would be dolled up in leopard skin...i hope.
was thinking the same thing. kraven/lizard would work. doubt kraven would be dolled up in leopard skin...i hope.
7:59AM on 10/23/2009
I always liked Hobgoblin. I really hope these movies are awesome!
I always liked Hobgoblin. I really hope these movies are awesome!
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4:28AM on 10/23/2009

Good news.

Even if Lizard doesn't play a part in this installment, it's still great to have Baker back.
Even if Lizard doesn't play a part in this installment, it's still great to have Baker back.
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12:08AM on 10/23/2009
Glad to see he's come back. I wish he was the main villian in Spider-man 3!
Glad to see he's come back. I wish he was the main villian in Spider-man 3!
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11:35PM on 10/22/2009
If not the lizard the bring on vermin and the rhino.
If not the lizard the bring on vermin and the rhino.
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11:21PM on 10/22/2009
Lizard like someone said is long overdue. Has Dr. Connor's character been in the Spiderman movies since day one? Also I would like a serious film after the piss poor outing of three. Maybe Carnage with a hard PG13. Or the Kraven/Lizard storyline thing would be cool as well.
Lizard like someone said is long overdue. Has Dr. Connor's character been in the Spiderman movies since day one? Also I would like a serious film after the piss poor outing of three. Maybe Carnage with a hard PG13. Or the Kraven/Lizard storyline thing would be cool as well.
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4:14AM on 10/23/2009
Connors was only mentioned in the first movie. So yeah, I guess he has in a way.
Connors was only mentioned in the first movie. So yeah, I guess he has in a way.
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10:09PM on 10/22/2009
The Lizard is my #1 most wanted villain for Spidey 4. He could be an amazing villain if Raimi does him right. A more proper, tragic and vicious villain. (oddly...that's what Venom should have been)

And Ben Kingsley was born to play the Vulture.
The Lizard is my #1 most wanted villain for Spidey 4. He could be an amazing villain if Raimi does him right. A more proper, tragic and vicious villain. (oddly...that's what Venom should have been)

And Ben Kingsley was born to play the Vulture.
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9:37PM on 10/22/2009
Kraven the Hunter ftw.. He could even hunt Lizard.. Bruce Campbell to star as Kraven?
Kraven the Hunter ftw.. He could even hunt Lizard.. Bruce Campbell to star as Kraven?
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9:24PM on 10/22/2009
Lizard is a lame, boring villain, always has been. Scorpion, not a lot better, but they've done cooler things with him in recent years. I'd much rather see Scorpion as the villain.
Lizard is a lame, boring villain, always has been. Scorpion, not a lot better, but they've done cooler things with him in recent years. I'd much rather see Scorpion as the villain.
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8:32PM on 10/22/2009

Lizard

Lizard is overdue, make him the damn villain in Spider-Man 4 already! and don't even think of bringing Venom back, they already had their chance and fucked it up so I say they move on a nd bring in different characters, Black Cat would be nice to see, Rhino too.
Lizard is overdue, make him the damn villain in Spider-Man 4 already! and don't even think of bringing Venom back, they already had their chance and fucked it up so I say they move on a nd bring in different characters, Black Cat would be nice to see, Rhino too.
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6:39PM on 10/22/2009
It appears to me that a lot of the spiderman villians aren't good enough to appear in upcoming movies, why is this so? Is it because they are too lame to appear on the big screen. Don't get me wrong, they may be cool for a comic book but when it come to big budget movies they just don't translate well enough. If this is so then why can't they create a new character worthy of the big screen.
It appears to me that a lot of the spiderman villians aren't good enough to appear in upcoming movies, why is this so? Is it because they are too lame to appear on the big screen. Don't get me wrong, they may be cool for a comic book but when it come to big budget movies they just don't translate well enough. If this is so then why can't they create a new character worthy of the big screen.
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5:39PM on 10/22/2009

I know they messed up with Venom but...

I also would like to see a violent take in the Spiderman franchise with Carnage. If well handled, that would definitely give a deadly serious tone to the series, which could be good for the franchise.
I also would like to see a violent take in the Spiderman franchise with Carnage. If well handled, that would definitely give a deadly serious tone to the series, which could be good for the franchise.
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5:35PM on 10/22/2009

Peter against his mentor

Since Spiderman 2 I am waiting for a teaser poster/wallpaper like the one with Molina as Octopus first look, just in this case: Baker as Lizard. Don't let the actor get too old for the part.
Since Spiderman 2 I am waiting for a teaser poster/wallpaper like the one with Molina as Octopus first look, just in this case: Baker as Lizard. Don't let the actor get too old for the part.
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4:55PM on 10/22/2009

the blew it

there load that is, in part 3.... those three villians should have had their own films... not bunched together in that mess of a third movie
there load that is, in part 3.... those three villians should have had their own films... not bunched together in that mess of a third movie
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4:19PM on 10/22/2009
I think Baker could still do some work once he's fully transformed into Lizard. But you're right, its not the same as having your face up there.
I think Baker could still do some work once he's fully transformed into Lizard. But you're right, its not the same as having your face up there.
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3:46PM on 10/22/2009

Rhino

They should put Rhino as the villain.
They should put Rhino as the villain.
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3:34PM on 10/22/2009

yes

i was the one that ask the qustion to him at the trick r treat mpvie shoing at the walter reade showing in nyc yesterday what a great guy sign my items
i was the one that ask the qustion to him at the trick r treat mpvie shoing at the walter reade showing in nyc yesterday what a great guy sign my items
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3:24PM on 10/22/2009
Baker as Lizard will be cool, but I'd rather have Bruce Campbell as Mysterio.
Baker as Lizard will be cool, but I'd rather have Bruce Campbell as Mysterio.
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2:25PM on 10/22/2009
Maybe by saying he's in the background means that he won't get much screen time when he's transformed into the lizard? Although I never really cared for Kraven, I can see him fitting into the story.
Maybe by saying he's in the background means that he won't get much screen time when he's transformed into the lizard? Although I never really cared for Kraven, I can see him fitting into the story.
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1:59PM on 10/22/2009

Hmmm

Either we get the lizard in this movie or:
Ben Kingsley - The Vulture
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Bruce Campbell - Mysterio
or
somebody playing Scorpion
Either we get the lizard in this movie or:
Ben Kingsley - The Vulture
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Bruce Campbell - Mysterio
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somebody playing Scorpion
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1:47PM on 10/22/2009
Nothing can save this movie from being a giant heaping pile of shit.. nothing.

If they try to make it more like the 2nd one and take away the massive corny lines like "You'll have to go through all of us!" then maybe...but i doubt it.
Nothing can save this movie from being a giant heaping pile of shit.. nothing.

If they try to make it more like the 2nd one and take away the massive corny lines like "You'll have to go through all of us!" then maybe...but i doubt it.
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1:09PM on 10/22/2009
zombie uncle ben!
zombie uncle ben!
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1:07PM on 10/22/2009
how come the movies never make up any villains? seriously, zero creativity dude.
how come the movies never make up any villains? seriously, zero creativity dude.
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1:00PM on 10/22/2009

Lizard sucks!

He would bring nothing to the movie as a villian, becaue he is just a monster. Look at Venom, he has backstory, a cool look, great powers and can talk. none of those thing can be listed about lizard. And yes i know he was able to talk for a while but speaking doesn't equal thinking.
He would bring nothing to the movie as a villian, becaue he is just a monster. Look at Venom, he has backstory, a cool look, great powers and can talk. none of those thing can be listed about lizard. And yes i know he was able to talk for a while but speaking doesn't equal thinking.
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4:06PM on 10/22/2009
yeah no backstory whatsoever... its not like he was in the last 3 movies or anything...
yeah no backstory whatsoever... its not like he was in the last 3 movies or anything...
7:05PM on 10/22/2009
Yeah its not like he's got any connection to Peter at all. I mean who wants to see Peter go up against a villain that he actually has a connection to
Yeah its not like he's got any connection to Peter at all. I mean who wants to see Peter go up against a villain that he actually has a connection to
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12:47PM on 10/22/2009

mysterio

does no one really like him?
does no one really like him?
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12:31PM on 10/22/2009
Geldoff.
Geldoff.
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12:24PM on 10/22/2009

vulture

larry david as vulture! no, just kidding
larry david as vulture! no, just kidding
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12:20PM on 10/22/2009
This is a good news. At least Dr. Connors is back. Actually this is a good way to build the 4th movie. You have The Lizard and perhaps add one more villain that have something to do with science and get Dr. Connors involved. Come to think of it, it could be Morbius after all !?
This is a good news. At least Dr. Connors is back. Actually this is a good way to build the 4th movie. You have The Lizard and perhaps add one more villain that have something to do with science and get Dr. Connors involved. Come to think of it, it could be Morbius after all !?
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12:20PM on 10/22/2009
Oooo....I could see Patrick Stewart as the Vulture.
Oooo....I could see Patrick Stewart as the Vulture.
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11:56AM on 10/22/2009

Let Baker do it!

C'mon he's probably the most anticipated Spidey Villain with all the build up over three movies. Raimi has said that he would love to use the Lizard, and this is supposed to be Raimi's last Spidey so WHY NOT!?!? DO IT!
C'mon he's probably the most anticipated Spidey Villain with all the build up over three movies. Raimi has said that he would love to use the Lizard, and this is supposed to be Raimi's last Spidey so WHY NOT!?!? DO IT!
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11:26AM on 10/22/2009
has anyone played Aion yet?
has anyone played Aion yet?
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