One of the hardest villains in Spider-Man’s rouge gallery to visualize on film is going to get his time to shine next summer. After years of teases in the Raimi films, The Lizard will finally be front and center in a movie. So naturally his appearance is going to be very important to sell the character. They have shown off the scaly monster at Comic-Con this year, but not everyone could watch that footage, and only blurry images and video can be found online.
We now have a pretty good look at the character, or more appropriately his design. SpiderMedia has posted concept art that showcase his rather unique appearance. The Lizard looks like a giant, man-size reptile, so from that respect the design does what it is supposed to do. On the other hand, this looks more like a goomba from the Super Mario Bros. movie, so the jury is still out.
Those who might doubt the validity of the concept art can rest assured that officially licensed PEZ dispensers have also been seen. ComicBookMovie has pictures of the dispensers depicting the new Spider-Man and his reptilian foe. It is clear that the mold of the Lizard is more than similar enough to the concept art to give credence to both.
You can see both images after the jump.
Personally I don’t care for the design, but I didn’t care for the design of Green Goblin in the original Spider-Man either. The only thing that will matter will be his characterizations and motivations, that is all any good comic fan should need.