AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Viral Videos Feature Rhys Ifans and Marc Webb Talking Dr. Curt Connors, Oscorp Industries and Lizard Transformation Footage

     May 12, 2012


As part of the ongoing viral campaign for The Amazing Spider-Man, two new clips have surfaced: one features Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors recruiting interns for Oscorp Industries while the other is a behind-the-scenes with Ifans and director Marc Webb. The second video might interest fans a bit more since the duo talk about Doc Connors/The Lizard and even show some nice shots of Ifans’ Jekyll and Hyde transformation.  Expect much more from The Amazing Spider-Man over the next couple of months, like this recent pic Tweeted by Webb.  Click here to check out Tobey Maguire’s interview with star Andrew Garfield, and click here for the new trailer. The film also stars Emma Stone Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Sally FieldThe Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd. Hit the jump to check out the videos.

First up is the intern clip which is a setup to kick-off the Oscorp Industiries website, so make sure to check there often.  The second clip is the behind-the-scenes video with Lizard’s transformation.  Check them both out, followed by the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man:

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


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