The Wrap's Jeffrey Sneider is reporting that Rhys Ifans will play Dr. Curt Connors aka The Lizard opposite Andrew Garfield's web-crawler in Sony's 3D reboot of SPIDER-MAN (which needs an official title soon, damn it!). There are a multitude of storylines from which screenwriters James Venderbilt and Alvin Sargent have to choose, and there's no word on whether they plan to use one in particular or do a hybrid. I guess I'm partial to the '60s origin, but I've really no strong feelings here. I just want them to make a film that justifies the reboot.
Ifans is a great actor (something he proved again this year in Noah Baumbach's excellent GREENBERG). It's a shame Dylan Baker never got to play The Lizard, but I've no qualms with Ifans taking over the role.
Sneider also says that, contrary to speculation, Venom will not be in the new SPIDER-MAN. What do you think?