Remember when we thought the second attempt at Spiderman could be great? This post was written back in the day
MTV’s got the scoop on the supervillain for the new spider-man movie [my personal favorite from the cartoon show], The Lizard. Even though we’ve seen bits of him in conceptual art, and on the trailer; director Marc Webb talks about the motivations of the character, his similarities with Peter and the lab coat look.
“There was a moment where I asked: what is this movie about? At the beginning of the movie, Peter Parker has a missing piece: his parents. It’s this thing that’s left him. His desire to find that motivates him and drives him and sets him on his path,” Webb told MTV News recently. “For the Lizard, Doctor Connors has a missing arm, which sets him on his path. There’s this symmetrical theme in Curt Connors being the literal embodiment of the movie’s theme: we all have a missing piece. How we look to fill that void is how we define ourselves. It made sense. After I figured that out, it was a logical choice.”
“Obviously, Curt’s morality is looser than Peter’s turns out to be, but their motivations are quite similar,” Webb continued. “They just evolve and manifest themselves in different way. That’s a good question. Be patient, grasshopper,” Webb told us when we asked about Lizard’s coat. “[Regarding] the lab coat, be patient… you won’t be disappointed.”
In my opinion the lab coat gives the character more humanity, I remember what I liked about the character [at least in the cartoons] was that he was somewhat ashamed of his actions, and his main concern was the well being of his family. The coat reminds you that this used to be a man.
I think a lab coat in the first transformation would be cool, but I don’t think is necesary for the whole time.