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03.23.2012

Been a minute since we've heard anything from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN camp and today we have a new poster from the pic, featuring The Lizard, as played by Rhys Ifans. 

Looks okay, I suppose, but certainly doesn't spill a "badass" from my lips.  The eyes and mouth seem way too human to sell the character as a lizard to me.  Hollywood has been very shy in really going for it with the more monstrous characters in Spider-Man's rogues gallery thus far (see Venom-lite in SPIDER-MAN 3) and it's kind of a shame.

Perhaps he'll play better onscreen as these promo ads usually have quite a bit of photo manipulation.  My feeling is that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will likely be entertaining, but will be swallowed up by the big boys this summer, namely THE AVENGERS and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.  Still, if you asked me to choose between this and, say, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, there's no question that Snow White would get my money. 

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN opens on July 3, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: While Rhys Ifans is a fine actor, I still would've liked to have seen Dylan Baker finally get his Lizard on. Ah, well.

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11:40AM on 03/26/2012

lol

How embarassing to be stuck in mid transission wearwolves grow snouts all the time but the Lizard, hes too good for that.
How embarassing to be stuck in mid transission wearwolves grow snouts all the time but the Lizard, hes too good for that.
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6:53AM on 03/25/2012
I'm tired of people saying that this looks like the Lizard's original appearance. That is such bullshit. Even though the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #6 showed him with hardly a snout at all, in the comic itself he most certainly had a snout. His snout was much smaller than modern Lizard, but he did have a prominent snout and always has.
I'm tired of people saying that this looks like the Lizard's original appearance. That is such bullshit. Even though the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #6 showed him with hardly a snout at all, in the comic itself he most certainly had a snout. His snout was much smaller than modern Lizard, but he did have a prominent snout and always has.
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6:46AM on 03/25/2012

looks kinda buff for a lizard

Been doing a few hours on the solo-flex, eh?
Been doing a few hours on the solo-flex, eh?
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10:50PM on 03/24/2012

Been hearing about this movie so long...

... I can't believe it's not out yet. It's easy to bash this, but I've just gotten weary. I want it to come out already so I can stop making more snap judgements about it (but I'm not excited for it at all).
... I can't believe it's not out yet. It's easy to bash this, but I've just gotten weary. I want it to come out already so I can stop making more snap judgements about it (but I'm not excited for it at all).
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7:25PM on 03/24/2012

Still sucks.

No lab coat just makes him look like that 'dinosaur evolved' biped that whacked out scientist promoted when I was a kid. That or a goomba from the Super Mario Movie.

How come in the leaked images he has an elongated looking face from a profile shot? Is it just the head-on shot that looks weak? And why aren't his teeth sharp?
No lab coat just makes him look like that 'dinosaur evolved' biped that whacked out scientist promoted when I was a kid. That or a goomba from the Super Mario Movie.

How come in the leaked images he has an elongated looking face from a profile shot? Is it just the head-on shot that looks weak? And why aren't his teeth sharp?
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4:59PM on 03/24/2012

Still looks bad

Yeah, it looks like the original version but come on, this guy looks like (new)Freddy and Yoshi had a baby then threw it into the sewers. It looks silly and they could have gone for a better design.
Yeah, it looks like the original version but come on, this guy looks like (new)Freddy and Yoshi had a baby then threw it into the sewers. It looks silly and they could have gone for a better design.
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4:29PM on 03/24/2012
Too bad it's not a poster for an Animorphs movie, cause this would be pretty legit.
Too bad it's not a poster for an Animorphs movie, cause this would be pretty legit.
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3:47PM on 03/24/2012
Neg me all you want but this movie will rake in at least 200 million. This will be one of those movies that once people see it they will be like Tobey who??
Neg me all you want but this movie will rake in at least 200 million. This will be one of those movies that once people see it they will be like Tobey who??
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6:36PM on 03/24/2012
I hope it does too but only if the flick is good. I'm not really on board for this movie yet but theres no doubt I'll be catching it since it is spiderman. I'm hoping it turns out good but from what we've seen so far its been verrry "meh".
I hope it does too but only if the flick is good. I'm not really on board for this movie yet but theres no doubt I'll be catching it since it is spiderman. I'm hoping it turns out good but from what we've seen so far its been verrry "meh".
1:07PM on 03/24/2012
not digging this look....too human like
not digging this look....too human like
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12:22PM on 03/24/2012
He looks like the vampire from I Am Legend only with green skin.
He looks like the vampire from I Am Legend only with green skin.
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11:33AM on 03/24/2012
Regardless of whether or not people know that this is closer to his original appearance, I like what they've done with him. They did it this way so he could talk/show emotion without just looking like a poorly done dinosaur puppet. It just wouldn't have looked right when he said anything, and would you prefer him to say nothing and just be a screeching lizard the whole movie?
Regardless of whether or not people know that this is closer to his original appearance, I like what they've done with him. They did it this way so he could talk/show emotion without just looking like a poorly done dinosaur puppet. It just wouldn't have looked right when he said anything, and would you prefer him to say nothing and just be a screeching lizard the whole movie?
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11:24AM on 03/24/2012

haha

It looks terrible, it looks like a rejected CGI animation for Reptile from one of the Mortal Kombat videogames.
It looks terrible, it looks like a rejected CGI animation for Reptile from one of the Mortal Kombat videogames.
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7:41AM on 03/24/2012
Oh hell, it's not that bad. People would've complained if he was traipsing around in a white lab coat too, probably.
I'm much more concerned over this "untold story" they've concocted.
Oh hell, it's not that bad. People would've complained if he was traipsing around in a white lab coat too, probably.
I'm much more concerned over this "untold story" they've concocted.
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7:17AM on 03/24/2012
Looks better in the trailers...still miss the lab coat though.
Looks better in the trailers...still miss the lab coat though.
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5:12AM on 03/24/2012

hrump!

looks like a CG cutscene from a video game made in the early 2000's
looks like a CG cutscene from a video game made in the early 2000's
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2:46AM on 03/24/2012
The more I see from this movie, the more I wish they had just went for a Spider-man 4 instead with the original cast. :(
The more I see from this movie, the more I wish they had just went for a Spider-man 4 instead with the original cast. :(
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2:26AM on 03/24/2012

John Carter 2

This thing is going to sink. Big time.
This thing is going to sink. Big time.
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12:54AM on 03/24/2012
I'd rather have one arm than no penis.
I'd rather have one arm than no penis.
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10:38PM on 03/23/2012
Looking at this design it looks alot more like Killer Croc then the Lizard.
Looking at this design it looks alot more like Killer Croc then the Lizard.
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10:12PM on 03/23/2012
WTF is that serious he doesn't even look manacing or even villainous, just like some sideshow freak, damn this movie is gonna suck so bad.

LMAO reading everyone elses comments that they have already forgotten this movie was coming out, thats a bad sign yet hilarious at the same time. I honestly do not care about this movie at all.
WTF is that serious he doesn't even look manacing or even villainous, just like some sideshow freak, damn this movie is gonna suck so bad.

LMAO reading everyone elses comments that they have already forgotten this movie was coming out, thats a bad sign yet hilarious at the same time. I honestly do not care about this movie at all.
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10:00PM on 03/23/2012
Now just imagine Dylan Baker and Billy Dee Williams in a pub, singing a drunken duet of Justin Bieber's "That Should Be Me".
Now just imagine Dylan Baker and Billy Dee Williams in a pub, singing a drunken duet of Justin Bieber's "That Should Be Me".
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9:25PM on 03/23/2012
Agree with the Tidbit. Another of Hollywood's missed opportunities. And yes I'll be there opening day for this one. Spidey is my guy, moreso than any other comic book hero. I can't not see this.
Agree with the Tidbit. Another of Hollywood's missed opportunities. And yes I'll be there opening day for this one. Spidey is my guy, moreso than any other comic book hero. I can't not see this.
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7:20PM on 03/23/2012

Agree with the extra tidbit

Without the lab coat, you can now tell the lizard has no genitals. Maybe this is why he's so angry?
Without the lab coat, you can now tell the lizard has no genitals. Maybe this is why he's so angry?
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7:17PM on 03/23/2012
"The eyes and mouth seem way too human to sell the character as a lizard to me."

Really... So I guess the tail, scales and elongated digits/toes with claws on the ends of them count for nothing then?
"The eyes and mouth seem way too human to sell the character as a lizard to me."

Really... So I guess the tail, scales and elongated digits/toes with claws on the ends of them count for nothing then?
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7:51PM on 03/23/2012
Really. He looks like a villain from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The old shit, too. Not that it was any better than the new shit.
Really. He looks like a villain from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The old shit, too. Not that it was any better than the new shit.
7:56PM on 03/23/2012
If anything looked like a villain from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, it was Raimi's Green Goblin.
If anything looked like a villain from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, it was Raimi's Green Goblin.
8:04PM on 03/23/2012
Agree with that wholeheartedly. Needed to be organic to be successful. The prototype originally was a realistic face, but they thought it looked too cheesy. It looked much better than what we got. Doc Ock was hands down the most successful villain in Raimi's films.
Agree with that wholeheartedly. Needed to be organic to be successful. The prototype originally was a realistic face, but they thought it looked too cheesy. It looked much better than what we got. Doc Ock was hands down the most successful villain in Raimi's films.
6:26PM on 03/23/2012
I agree with you Zohan. I completely forgot this Spiderman movie is coming out. But my top three movies are the same as yours.
I agree with you Zohan. I completely forgot this Spiderman movie is coming out. But my top three movies are the same as yours.
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5:45PM on 03/23/2012

this movie comes out this year?

I totally forgot its coming out this year. oh well. Don't really care.

My top 3 must-sees are, in order:

1. TDKR
2. Prometheus
3. Avengers
I totally forgot its coming out this year. oh well. Don't really care.

My top 3 must-sees are, in order:

1. TDKR
2. Prometheus
3. Avengers
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1:45PM on 03/24/2012
Don't forget that Django Unchained and The Hobbit also come out this year....
Don't forget that Django Unchained and The Hobbit also come out this year....
5:44PM on 03/23/2012

Much better than previous pics

...and, for those that are unaware, this look is much closer to The Lizard's original appearance: [link]
...and, for those that are unaware, this look is much closer to The Lizard's original appearance: [link]
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9:13PM on 03/23/2012
No one's denying that, I think the major gripe is the Lizard ended up looking much cooler [link]
No one's denying that, I think the major gripe is the Lizard ended up looking much cooler [link]
4:05PM on 03/23/2012
The Lizard is my favorite Spiderman villain, but I do not like how he looks. And really Snow White over this no way!
The Lizard is my favorite Spiderman villain, but I do not like how he looks. And really Snow White over this no way!
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3:39PM on 03/23/2012
I really don't care if he 'doesn't look the lizard'. If he's a menacing villain and the movie's good, then who gives a shit. I liked the trailer and I'll be checking this out.
I really don't care if he 'doesn't look the lizard'. If he's a menacing villain and the movie's good, then who gives a shit. I liked the trailer and I'll be checking this out.
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3:43PM on 03/23/2012
so by that logic, you wouldn't care if the joker looked like a blonde oprah as long as the movie was good?
so by that logic, you wouldn't care if the joker looked like a blonde oprah as long as the movie was good?
4:32PM on 03/23/2012
There's a pretty large gap between 'blonde Oprah' and the lizard pictured above. I'll tell you this much, it sure as shit looks better then the Power Rangers Green Goblin from the first Spider-Man.
There's a pretty large gap between 'blonde Oprah' and the lizard pictured above. I'll tell you this much, it sure as shit looks better then the Power Rangers Green Goblin from the first Spider-Man.
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2:59PM on 03/23/2012

what trash

So far i hate everything Iíve seen from this movie. The cgi in the trailer looked horrid, the lizard is a joke both visually and as a villain (he canít speak, act, or do anything of merit so how do they expect him to carry a film as a villain) and the cast looks totally out of place. I for one won't be seeing this when it comes out. I'll wait till it hits HBO. (and yes I said HBO because i can't see myself spending 5 bucks to rent it.) And no I'm not a Spiderman hater.
So far i hate everything Iíve seen from this movie. The cgi in the trailer looked horrid, the lizard is a joke both visually and as a villain (he canít speak, act, or do anything of merit so how do they expect him to carry a film as a villain) and the cast looks totally out of place. I for one won't be seeing this when it comes out. I'll wait till it hits HBO. (and yes I said HBO because i can't see myself spending 5 bucks to rent it.) And no I'm not a Spiderman hater.
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2:44PM on 03/23/2012
The reason Rhys Ifans got the part is because he's a reptilian shapeshifter; no make up needed since he just needed to shed his human skin.
The reason Rhys Ifans got the part is because he's a reptilian shapeshifter; no make up needed since he just needed to shed his human skin.
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2:41PM on 03/23/2012
Honestly, I keep forgetting this is even coming out. It'll probably be a DVD rental for me since there are too many other films coming I want to see way more. And that'll be a 1st for a Spidey film for me.
Honestly, I keep forgetting this is even coming out. It'll probably be a DVD rental for me since there are too many other films coming I want to see way more. And that'll be a 1st for a Spidey film for me.
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2:27PM on 03/23/2012

HUH?

That's not the lizard? Looks like swamp things retarded brother.
That's not the lizard? Looks like swamp things retarded brother.
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2:21PM on 03/23/2012
The more I see this lizard the more I straight up hate it. I mean, how can anyone compare the two photos above and say the one from the movie looks better? I'm still gonna try and have an open-mind when i see the movie, but it's gonna be tough.
The more I see this lizard the more I straight up hate it. I mean, how can anyone compare the two photos above and say the one from the movie looks better? I'm still gonna try and have an open-mind when i see the movie, but it's gonna be tough.
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1:57PM on 03/23/2012

Good point

In all the hype, I can't believe that there's a new Spidey movie coming out in a few months and I couldn't give less of a fuck. I remember way back we never thought we'd see a Spidey flick, and when the trailer came, my mind was blown- oh how jaded I've become.
Oh yeah, and he looks too human, and where's his lab coat- ah who cares
In all the hype, I can't believe that there's a new Spidey movie coming out in a few months and I couldn't give less of a fuck. I remember way back we never thought we'd see a Spidey flick, and when the trailer came, my mind was blown- oh how jaded I've become.
Oh yeah, and he looks too human, and where's his lab coat- ah who cares
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1:37PM on 03/23/2012
Well...it looks like Rhys Ifans....but that's not necessarily a good thing. I'm sure it'll be bad ass in the movie, but right now, it looks kind of corny.
Well...it looks like Rhys Ifans....but that's not necessarily a good thing. I'm sure it'll be bad ass in the movie, but right now, it looks kind of corny.
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1:28PM on 03/23/2012
Something about it just bugs me, I want to give it a try I love the spiderman universe. I think it's the face especially the eyes
Something about it just bugs me, I want to give it a try I love the spiderman universe. I think it's the face especially the eyes
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