Earlier this week, it was announced that actor Rhys Ifans had joined the cast of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. It was stated that he would play the film’s villain, but until today, that villain was unnamed. According to TheWrap, the film’s villain is reported to be everyone’s favorite mutated scientist, The Lizard!
In the original Spider-Man films, the Lizard’s human alter-ego, Dr. Curt Conners, was played by Dylan Baker. Those films never featured the one-armed geneticist becoming the giant reptile, but it was rumored to be on the docket for Sam Raimi’s fourth film.
Official word from Sony is pending, but if it turns out to be true, we shall be seeing a one-armed Rhys Ifans alongside Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone on July 3rd 2012.