As predicted, Rhys Ifans will play The Lizard (Dr. Curt Connors) in Sony’s “Spider-Man” reboot.
Though the studio won’t comment, The Wrap reports that the “Notting Hill” star will indeed be strapping on the scaly tail to play, well, a character Dylan Baker had always hoped to play (Baker played Dr. Curt Connors in the previous “Spider-Man” movies but never got the chance to unleash his evil side, so to speak).
As I said the other day, I really couldn’t imagine Ifans playing Venom or The Green Goblin or any of those other Spider-Foes, but I can see him as a brainy beanpole cum reptilian.
Sadly, my fellow “Buffy” fans, I’m not referring to James Marsters snagging a lead role in Sony’s “Spider-Man” reboot but rather that other Spike – the one from “Notting Hill”.
Pommy chameleon Rhys Ifans has been offered the lead villain role in director Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man”.
No word on which bad guy Ifans is playing (there’s rumours that Venom, the rogue in “Spider-Man 3″, might be in the script, but there’s also suggestions that Electro and The Green Goblin might be in the mix) but personally, I can see him in the role of Dr Curt Connors (aka The Lizard).
The site says that there’s whispers that the new film might actually feature multiple villains -a’la “Spider-Man 3″. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been touted for a role in recent weeks, suggesting he’d be playing one of the other bad dudes.
Commenting on the announcement, Sony co-chairman Matt Tolmach said, “We have been very fortunate to attract some of the best actors working today to play the villains in the Spider-Man movies, and it is exciting to see that trend continue with Rhys Ifans. After seeing his performance in our upcoming film Anonymous, we’re in awe of his talent and think he’s the perfect choice to take on this role.”
And here’s the line that makes me think he’s playing Dr Connors :
Webb says, “What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker. Rhys’ incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character.”
Warmth? Rage? The Lizard, right!?
Ifans, also known for the films “Little Nicky” and “The Replacements” and next seen as Xenophilius Lovegood in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1″, joins Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the 2012 release.
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.