Rhys Ifans shares what it’s like to be the Lizard

The Amazing Spider-Man movie has yet to impress me much. I haven’t seen much but what my cynical eyes have seen they’ve criticized. Heavily. All fine and well, still plenty of time to change my mind and today we hear from Mr. Ifans regarding his role in the reboot and how far technology has advanced.

Source: Get The Big Picture

“The majority of the time I’m me, I’m a human, not a lizard,” he said. “That’s hard enough. I did have the CGI suit for certain scenes. The Lizard is 9 feet tall. There was one day that I went on set and they had a double, a big big guy, playing me as the Lizard. I looked at it and I went “No”. Following that Marc [Webb, the director] let me know all the physicality, all the physicality you’ll see in the Lizard is my own.”

“I had a green suit on, and then this cardboard head, and these big claws. It was the most fucking insane…Each and every time you see the Lizard, the technology is so advanced now that when the Lizard’s eyes move, they’re my eyes. If I frown or show any emotion, there my emotions. That’s how spectacularly advanced technology is.”

He’s giving the impression that we won’t see the big green meanie too often in the film. It’s understandable as the movie will also re-address Spider-Man’s origin but it’s a little too revealing for my tastes. I almost have a clear idea of what to expect of the movie based off of snippets like this, as well as the previously released promotional images and video. I’m doing my best to reserve judgment on this film without seeing it but statements like this make it seem harder and harder all the time.

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One thought on “Rhys Ifans shares what it’s like to be the Lizard

  1. I really hope they keep the origin part minimal and not the entire movie. Seeing all of these reboots is sometimes disappointing. I think the tarting a storyline of just so it makes sense with your trilogy, delays what can be done with the stories. My 70 year old father, and my 6 year old daughter, knows how Spiderman, Batman, and Superman got their start. Its time for freshness, action, and depth. Don’t get me wrong, I love the films and we will go see them, but PLEASE move forward with them, stop going back to the beginning. No one reads the first three chapters of a book just to start over. Thats my 2 cents.

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