Spider-Man: No Way Home is closing in, and one thing is already certain – it will be one huge festival of returning villains. So far, we know there will be at least five villains in the movie, and all of them are coming back from either Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy or Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man duology. Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Thomas Haden Church‘s Sandman, and Rhys Ifans’ Lizard. At least that’s what the second trailer showed us.
While Molina, Dafoe, and Foxx were promoting the film in the last few days, it’s interesting how the actors of Sandman and Lizard weren’t there. Maybe their role isn’t as huge as it is of the previously mentioned trio, or there’s some other reason. Ifans, who played Doctor Connors aka Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man now gave us a little tease.
“Well you know, like most Christmas presents, the good thing is not knowing what’s in them until it’s time to open them…” — Rhys Ifans for Murphy’s Multiverse.
Ifans played Doctor Curt Connors, a biologist who worked with Peter Parker’s father on studying the physical attributes of animals that can regenerate their own body in an effort to restore his amputated arm. Even though Peter helped him to find the right formula, the experiment didn’t go as expected and Connors turned into Lizard, one of Spider-Man’s most known enemies. Ifans starred in Marc Webb’s 2012 movie The Amazing Spider-Man, in which web-slinger was portrayed by Andrew Garfield, whose return in No Way Home the fans are widely expecting, even though he debunked those theories several times.
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange lead this 27th movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on December 17, 2021. This Friday!