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Does anyone else think that the Lizard is a lame choice for the villain for the Spider-Man reboot? He's just a mindless monster, like Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. I was expecting someone more threatening. Not that there are a lot of interesting villains in Spider-Man's rogues gallery anyway outside of Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Venom (which have already been done). I think Kraven would've been pretty interesting.
This reboot is such a blatant cash grab by the studio and completely unnecessary (a reboot after only 5 years? Get some originality hollywood). But I really like Marc Webb and those Sam Raimi movies are way too campy for me (like the 60's Batman tv show). After seeing 500 days of summer I think he'll really nail down the human aspect of the Spider-Man story, so I am looking forward to this.
So who do you think would be the perfect villain for the Spider-Man reboot? (can't choose one that's already been done).
Truthfully I don't know a lot about the Lizard outside of those collectible spider-man cards I used to collect as a kid. But he doesn't seem cool enough to me.
I'd like to seem some aerial battles. How about the vulture or Hobgoblin?
They're cool, but not nearly as deserving as Curt Connors. Also, the relationship between Connors, Spider-Man, and Connor's family that make him such a cool villain. Peter is torn between having to stop a dangerous threat to the city and harming his mentor. The Lizard is not an evil person. He is a desperate man who makes a grave mistake in a sort of Jekyll and Hyde fashion, and his friends and family pay the price.
Also, the Lizard isn't mindless. He can talk and reason, but sometimes succumbs to his reptilian instincts. He often tries to use his technology to create a new perfect race of Lizard people or similar schemes.
Yup. Campy as hell, but I loved it when I was a kid. If I was 10 when I saw Sam Raimi's Spider-Man I probably would've enjoyed it, but it was just way too corny for me. That's why I'm looking forward to the more realistic approach that Marc Webb is doing for the reboot. I hope he does for Spider-Man what Christopher Nolan did for Batman.
I believe the opposite. Spider-Man should not be dark and gritty/realistic. Spider-Man is a fun character. He laughs, he mocks his villains and often seems like he has a good time doing what he does. Not every character needs to be really serious, especially not Spider-Man.
Now, that being said, it's not like I wouldn't like to see a darker Spider-Man film, but that's hard to do without making Peter Parker into an emo twat (Which goes against everything the character is.)
Paul Giamatti has stated that if the Rhino was ever used in a Spider-Man film, he would love to play him.
I would be okay with this.
Lizard is perfect for a part one
Scorpion and Rhino are good for part two
or even a side enemy or dual