We get a better look at The Lizard in the third trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Not only is Peter Parker (played by Andrew Garfield) fighting small crimes like robberies but he’s got 500 cops to dodge. Oh yea, and then there’s The Lizard.
This is exactly the type of high-action trailer that gets me riled up for the release on June 13. However I agree with some fans that Marvel reveals too many of the movie’s “golden moments.” When an unthreatening robber pulls out a small knife, Peter keels over and says: “You found my weakness. It’s small knives!” Sure it’s hilarious, but the line would have gotten a huge laugh in the theatre — if we hadn’t seen it already.
Other than that the film joins The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers as a superhero movie I’m actually excited to see this summer — especially after the disappointing bombs we’ve seen lately.
Watch the trailer here:
Perezhilton.com reports that indie darling Zooey Deschanel may be in the running for a supporting role in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot. Webb apparently approached Deschanel to play the role of Betty Brant, J.J. Jameson, the secretary at the Daily Bugle newspaper. The role was formerly played by Elizabeth Banks in the Sam Raimi films.
If the film doesn’t have buzz enough, certainly adding Deschanel to the cast would up the popularity of the film. Deschanel seems like a good fit for the role and for the movie in general. Webb has casted indie favorites Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield so another loved zany star would work perfectly in the mix. Plus Deschanel is one of the most loved actresses right now. She hasn’t done much since (500) Days of Summer, but that film did extremely well.
Let’s hope she takes the role!
Marc Webb, director of (500) Days of Summer, is currently in production on the “Reboot” of the Spider-Man series. The film stars Emma Stone (Superbad) as Gwen Stacy and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker. Since the beginning of the project rumors have been circling on who the villain might be. Could it be Venom? The Rhino? The Scorpian? TheWrap.com reports that the new villain will be The Lizard formerly played by Dylan Baker in the Sam Raimi Spider-man films.
Welsh Actor, Rhys Ifans (Hannibal Rising) will play The Lizard, also known as Dr. Curtis Connors. Connors was a scientist who lost his arm in the war and became obsessed with reptilian limb regeneration. After the war he began tests on animals to regenerate limbs and decided to test the formula on himself. In result he accidentally gave himself superhuman powers due to exposing himself to mutagenic chemicals.
It will be interesting to see another directors take on Spider-man. It seems that Webb may try to follow the comics more so than his predecessor, Raimi. The film will be in theaters in 3-D on July 3, 2012.
After much speculation of who the next Spider-Man will be, the billion-dollar franchise finally has a new lead. Andrew Garfield has been cast in the role of Peter Parker, and the studios are very confident that this guy has got what it takes.
Amy Pascal, co-chairmen of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, President of Columbia Pictures, commented, “You need someone who can magically transform himself from Peter Parker into Spider-Man,” continuing, “we have found that actor in Andrew Garfield. From the first time we saw him in the upcoming film The Social Network, to his glorious screen test, which floored all of us, we knew that we had found our new Peter Parker.”
Though he’s a relatively new actor on the scene, his credits speak for themselves. The young actor has had roles in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Lions For Lambs, and his most significant part hasn’t even hit the theatres yet. Garfield stars in David Fincher’s new much anticipated movie about Facebook titled The Social Network opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake.
As the young actor has already worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, it should be taken as a true testament that Garfield has some real talent. He’s starred alongside names like Heath Ledger, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, and worked with greatly respected directors such as Spike Jonze.
The director of the new Spider-Man movie, Marc Webb, had nothing but good things to say about Garfield, commenting “Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”
The next instalment of the Spider-Man series is scheduled to begin production in early December and will hit theatres in 3D on July 3, 2011.