New AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Toy Images Give Us a Good Look at The Lizard

     February 14, 2012


The 2012 Toy Fair is coming to a close, and we’ve already brought you a bevy of images from upcoming releases like The Avengers and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Today a handful of toy images from The Amazing Spider-Man have hit the web, and they’re of particular interest because they give us a clear look at The Lizard. We got our first look at the villain in the most recent trailer for Marc Webb’s reboot, but he was shrouded in shadows and bathroom stalls. Having seen an extended shot of the CGI villain at Comic-Con, these toys are pretty damn close similar to the final product. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends, I think, on how the character is presented in the final film.

Hit the jump to check out the toy images. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans. The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd.

Images courtesy of SHH.




  • Deepak

    So much for “gritty” and “realistic”…

  • James Freud

    How gritty & realistic do you want a ‘lizard man’ to be? What’s your suggestion?

    • WEV

      Well it isn’t is it, thats the point. The film is apparently supposed to be “realistic” and “gritty” and then they chuck in this silly cgi lizard thing. Spiderman is a bit too fantastical and camp to be made in to gritty realistic film, so perhaps the film makers should stop hyping that notion.

      p.s the design is a bit cack tho to be honest, should be more scary looking, but i suppose it is a kids film after all ;)

  • Pierre

    lol, how is a man-lizard suppose to look realistic to you?

  • dbrock

    I was really disappointed in the lizards appearance at first cuz i wanted him to look like the comics, but i guess it does make more sense that he would be more like a Lizard-Man,as opposed to the comics where he turns into an actual lizard. Realistically,it makes more sense for him to look like this,but i think they could have kept the tattered lab coat at least…he kind of just looks like a naked green dude without it

  • Dru

    I said it before.. Its A gumba from mario bros movie

    • kj

      …absolutely spot on observation. First there was Rami’s Power Ranger Goblin design and now this Mario Bros. meets SYFY channel cheap movie, take on the Lizard.

      Where have you gone Steve Ditko…

  • ScottX

    Oh I really hate those realistic approaches, or well bad attempts of realism. Come on, you can give him a tail but not a snout? And first of all, is damm Spider-man, what damm realism? That worked with Nolan’s Batman, doesn’t mean every superhero movie must be like that, not even that every Batman movie must be like that (I would love to see Clayface or Man-Bat in a Batman film). And here’s really ludicrous examples like Ghost Rider films, the main character is a skull in fire but the demon enemies have less make up than Linda Blair. That’s why I really love Hellboy films.

    • youre an idiot.

      Really? The very first version of the lizard had no snout…

      • ScottX

        So I’m and idiot just cause he didn’t have a snout in 1963? Well that tells me a lot about you. Anyway, if you consider the very first original versions as the standard are you very angry because he don’t have a lab robe? What about Hulk being green?
        I’m definitely not a purist, how could I love Hellboy films if I were. And definitely my complain isn’t about a snout, but well, I’m an idiot.

    • matthew

      you sound very poorly educated lol unless you’re like 9 years old

      • ScottX

        Can I know why? not in a defensive mode or anything, just genuinely curious.

      • Mike

        I think it’s a mix of the extremely defensive reaction (“I guess I’m an idiot”) and some very poor writing. I don’t mean the typos so much as the weak and confusing sentence structures and lack of cohesive thought. It undermines the argument.

        I also love the Hellboy films. Totally underrated!

  • Oliver

    PLEASE stop posting stories about toys! honestly, when did this become vogue, this stuff is the reality TV stars to the film news celebrities!

    • Frank

      The toys can reveal plot points and character designs for upcoming movies, so they essentially serve as spoilers. I like reading about the toys on Collider in this context because they also can give an impression as to what kind of marketing push the studio is making for a certain movie.

    • ScottX

      The write stories about toys because… they want to(that and because NYC Toy Fair is on) . Freedom is such an amazing thing, you can use it and don’t read those horrible toy stories.

  • Andy

    Anyone else notice how the lizard only has 4 fingers on his right hand, but 5 on his left?

    • Jessica

      Watch the movie, Andy! (: He was missing his right arm.. that’s what gave rise to the injection that “cures” his deformity and turns him into the Lizard. When his arm grew back, it grew back with one less finger, apparently.. ha.

  • sense 11

    Can you imagine running into that thing in your bathroom. I would probably die of a heart attack.

  • Aurora Vampiris

    Well, Marvel Studios seems to have this policy where each of their films only involves a single major leap of imagination on part of the audience. Any more than that and the audience starts scoffing.

    So in this case, the audience is asked to make a single major leap of faith – that somehow, animal genes can be infused into a human. To a mild degree in Spider-Man. To a great degree in Connors.

    Imagine a man turning into an actual giant lizard – it’s very, VERY easy to show a tail sprouting instantaneously and a snout growing externally on a man in a cartoon (people are primed to give cartoons leeway in terms of imagination and implausible imagery). But it’s extremely difficult to convince people of the same thing in a major motion picture.

    Werewolf transformation show a VERY gradual change – but werewolves have long been a part of our lore. Similarly, such transformations in Harry Potter are also part of lore now; it has a strong base fan following.

    The Lizard? I think the giant lizard in a lab coat version would be slightly less believable than this. This looks like a man who’s gone reptilian. THAT is a giant lizard.

    • ScottX

      It’s always a breath of fresh air that someone writes coherently their point of view in here. And I’m agree with you that the super-hero movies limit their mayor fantasy items to one. But I don’t think that’s necessary, studios just don’t dare to try.
      But well you are right about werewolves, their representations in films evolved so much from The Wolfman (snoutless) to the in camera transformation in an American Werwolf in London.
      And anyway if the public really just accept the existence of one mayor fantastic element, that’s just happens in movies rooted in “the real world”, they don’t show any problem with that in films like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, maybe because those are set in alternate versions of this world or in complete different ones. Another world means another rules, so everything is acceptable. In that scenario then the problem is try to set superhero movies in real world. Look at films like Hellboy, Burton’s Batmans or even Thor, set in “not exactly the real world” so, many weird things are allowed. Well of course you don’t need to want many mayor fantasy things in one film, but in my opinion some superheros need that to get the right flavour. I think they should keep the “root in the real world” approach to characters like Batman or The Punisher. That could even work with Spiderman if they stay with the more realistic villains like Kraven but staty away like guys ike Swarm or Demongoblin. In my opinion, I still thinking a Batman film with Clayface in it would be awesome, and so would be a Lizard with snout.

      • Aurora Vampiris

        Very admirable, good sir. You built upon my initial point there. Nice. :D

      • Aurora Vampiris

        And perhaps lizards with a snout would be nice. Nonetheless, I don’t mind this either. Again, it all depends. We’ve seen flashy FX (accurate flashy FX) go down in flames before. And we’ve seen a costumed Green Goblin (that didn’t look like the Goblin in the comics at all) succeed. So it’s all up in the air – I just hope this one has a great story.

  • ScottX

    And being honest a snout would be way more expensive.

  • joe
  • spongefist

    The Hero and the villain should not have the same head type.
    In this case a smooth egg.

    The problem with this lizard is that he looks like they simply didn’t try very hard. It’s just not very good, it’s that simple.

    If you simply type in ‘lizard man images’ into Google you will see far better creativity regarding the subject, and most of it by 7 years old’s it would seem.

  • Jake

    Honestly, if the characterization for Doctor Connors/Lizard is properly portrayed, I don’t care if he won’t have the lab coat for the majority of the film (the filmmakers will probably throw it in purely for fan service when he makes his first transformation). Him not having the snout or coat doesn’t make or break the character to me. Hell, if the film kicks ass, people won’t give a crap about his appearance anymore. Funny how almost all of the permawhite supporters suddenly quieted down once they saw what Heath did in The Dark Knight.

  • obiwop

    Tha Lizard is gonna look like S?*t. What’s with the flat looking face. It should be elongated like in the comic. Here they go screwing stuff up again.

  • Evoally

    Well to be honest i agree,scottx and aurora vampiris. But more so the idea of the lizard have more man- like features, as we all know younger kids are going to think dr connor’s/lizard will be killer croc from the Dc universe. So i feel marvel have sort of taken the killer croc look and minimized the lizard i feel a few more distinctive features would of made a difference. But marvel have tried and i love them for it :)

  • Wladicito

    That thing is not the lizard from Spider-man….the title for this movie should be: “Emo- Spidey vs. Killer Croc”….

  • Prozac_Parade

    Nice friggin teeth!!!! “Watch out!! He might nibble on your fingers!!

    I’m looking at this and if I saw this thing coming down the street, I’d sa to myself …. “Self, that dude wearing the cheap Creature from the Black Lagoon Costume lost his gills. Awwwwwww.”

  • Nick

    Of course there is nothing truly “realistic” about superhero movies. Some (e.g. “Thor”) exist in the realm of fantasy. Others, such as Iron Man or Captain America live in a world driven by a hyper-realistic system of logic. That is, a basic scientific or technological idea is pushed beyond the realm of utter possibility without testing the viewers suspension of disbelief too much.

    Spider-Man rests on a technological premise that is impossible, but not fantastic. Parker and most of his rogues stand with one foot in science and the other in fiction. Basically, you take a fundamental scientific idea (i.e. genetic engineering), turn the volume way up, inject it into a hyper-realistic world, and watch how it works.

    The problem with comics-to-screen adaptations is that film is less forgiving to fantasic elements than comics panels. And so are film viewers. Superhero movies already ask us to take huge leaps of faith when it comes to suspending our disbelief. I believe that the designers of the film version of The Lizard were faced with problems of realism vs. hyper-realism.

    First off, men can’t turn into giant lizard creatures and whoever first uttered the phrase “that’s not what a lizard man (or man-lizard) would look like” is an idiot. But, if you begin to consider how a lizard person would look within a prescribed system of hyper-realistic logic, you’ll begin to see that this version of The Lizard isn’t that far off.

    Basically, you have to follow the unwritten Hulk rule of spontaneous, sudden growth. The body must retain its basic bone structure, while the body rapidly grows muscle and skin tissue. Within this system of logic, Conners would not be able to drastically alter his facial bone structure to grow a snout within seconds. Nor would his teeth change shape.

    The tail is already pushing this rule to its limits. Conners would have to at least double his vertebrae and then grow the requisite amount of muscle, and skin to cover it. But, the tail is a non-negotiable in my book. The snout is not. Plus, I’m sure the narrative calls for Conners to retain a certain degree of his humanity, and you can’t do that with a crocodilian snout.

  • Mako

    The head sucks!! It really is bad. Even the original comic version was better. And for those pointing back to “well it looks just like the original 1963 Lizard!” I call B.S. on you. This isn’t the 1960′s. The movie isn’t made to look like the 1960′s. MTV’s version of The Lizard was way better than this crap.

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  • JAC

    He looks like a prehistoric dinosaur with a human head, that’s what messes it up for me. I understand changing the comic book character to match the movie but why make him look like a dinosaur. He also reminds me of Godzilla with a human head.

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  • Reborn_Pheonix

    The TAS one was cooler.

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  • Jessica

    Watch the movie, Andy! (: He was missing his right arm.. that\’s what gave rise to the injection that \"cures\" his deformity and turns him into the Lizard. When his arm grew back, it grew back with one less finger, apparently.. ha.