The Lizard makes an ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ trailer appearance

May 03, 2012 | 6:32 p.m.

A new trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” is out, finally offering a good look at the film’s supervillain — the Lizard.

In the comics, gifted scientist Dr. Curt Connors becomes the reptilian monster after injecting himself with lizard DNA in a limb regeneration experiment. As the Lizard, he longs for all humans to be transformed into super-reptiles.

Connors (Rhys Ifans) might be after the same thing in the film, asking someone, presumably Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), “Are you ready to play God?” The trailer then shows the Lizard releasing billows of green gas into the air as a news announcer says, “There’s been a biological attack on New York City.”

The trailer also gives fans a glimpse of some sweet Spidey gadgets. A quick scene reveals inventive Peter Parker’s trial-and-error process building the web-shooters. And a fancy gadget on his wrist (in the screen grab below) has some fans wondering if the spider-tracer — Spider-Man’s self-made tracking device — is making its big-screen debut.

spidermantrailer The Lizard makes an Amazing Spider Man trailer appearance

A screen grab from “The Amazing Spider-Man” trailer.

The trailer also promises plenty of action and heroics. At one point, the spry superhero saves a burning SUV from plunging off a bridge, a string of other cars hanging from webs in the background. There’s also a fun chase scene with law enforcement after Spider-Man, a sweet skateboard trick and, in true Marc Webb fashion, a dramatic (though not upside-down) kiss with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).

The film is slated for a July 3 release. Let us know what you think of the new trailer in the comments.

— Noelene Clark


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5 Responses to The Lizard makes an ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ trailer appearance

  1. John says:

    Love how it's so darkly lit; for me, this takes the franchise up a notch in photo-realism. In comparison, the Raimi films look almost cartoonish. In fact, I'm looking more forward to this one than I did the first of the last series a decade ago. And, at my present age (49), I am way, way outside this film's intended demographic.

  2. Brett says:

    Where this one goes "up a notch in photo-realism," it goes down a notch in its casting of a far too handsome Peter Parker and its decision to tinker with Spider-Man's origins. The entire cast looks like a Hollywood version of the supporting characters – Sally Field as Aunt May? While Raimi did place a lot of his action during the daytime, his depiction of the characters in the first two movies was spot on. It remains to be seen whether Webb's movie will really feel like "Spider-Man,' or simply "(500) Days of a Superhero."

  3. Attention Los Angeles Times: We know what the comments box is for. Please stop saying things like "post your comments below." It is patronizing and obnoxious.

  4. john says:

    I am a fan of the second Sam Raimi Spiderman film, though the first and third film were a little lackluster for me. I am also a comic book fan for many years, and have enjoyed the Spiderman titles. I was some what disappointed when they announced filming of this movie so soon after the other franchise had ended. Seemed unnescessary. I am now interested in the film because of the trailers I've seen, and will be checking out this film on it's opening day weekend.

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