Capone chats with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN's Rhys Ifans about The Lizard, SERENA, and who is that guy that shows up in his cell!!!
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.
Rhys Ifans may give off a serious rock 'n' roll vibe in his off-screen life, but the man is a committed serious actor who has seemingly gone out of his way to reinvent himself with each new role. Of course he can be a convincing goofball in films like NOTTING HILL (and it's strange how most people still identify him with that role) or, more recently, PIRATE RADIO, but most of what he's done in his career has been more subdued and serious, occasionally dancing the line between humor and drama.
Prime examples of this are roles in such films ENDURING LOVE, HUMAN NATURE, VANITY FAIR, GREENBERG, the criminally underseen MR. NICE, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1, last year's ANONYMOUS, and earlier this year in THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT.
This is the second time I've been fortunate enough to interview Ifans, and both times I've found the conversation intellectually stimulating, dipping into outright fun. While waiting in a hallway to be brought in to talk to Ifans, he suddenly appeared by the elevators where I was sitting, cigarette in hand, like a kid who had just stolen a cookie from the cookie jar. He put his finger to his smiling lips and said, "Shhhh. Don't tell anyone you saw me." and snuck out a door leading to a balcony where he could take a smoke break. Less than a minute later, the handlers were in the hallways calling his name. I didn't rat him out, but they knew him well enough that it didn't take long for them to figure out what had happened and where he was.
I was in New York recently to talk to Ifans about his role as Dr. Curtis Connors/The Lizard in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, one of the more complicated characters in the new movie if only because he's not the traditional Spider-Man "villain." For much of the film, he's more of a mentor to Peter Parker and serves as one of the only links to Parker's long-missing father and his scientific work. Ifans has clearly thought a lot about his complex relationship, and has a lot of say about it.
I decided to run this interview after the opening day of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN because of the stinger during the end credit of the film, featuring a shadowy figure confront Connors. I thought I knew who the figure was supposed to be, but I was wrong. Please enjoy Rhys Ifans…
Capone: We actually met in Austin, Texas a couple of years ago when you were there for SXSW.
Rhys Ifans: Oh yeah, with MR. NICE. Great to see you again.
Capone: The thing that I always loved about that mentor/adversary relationship between Peter Parker and Curt Connors--and it's something I like about a lot of the villains in Spider-Man--is that they are all deeply psychologically damaged people even before science alters them somehow.
RI: Yeah, absolutely. I didn’t want to play him as deeply psychologically. I didn’t want to play the mad scientist from the off. That doesn’t give you a lot of room to go. Yes, he has got psychological issues in that he’s got one arm, so that’s going to be scarring I guess. But there are millions of people have lost a limb who don’t throw police cars over Brooklyn Bridge, you know?
What I found the driving force in him, yes that’s the psychological damage that he’s got one arm, but also that he is a great mind and he’s at the foothills of a life-changing advancement in science for him and for millions of other people, especially given the climate we are in now where everyday we see young men come back from war zones who’ve had limbs blown away and civilians alike. So he really is at the foothills of something great here, and his passion to advance that is very real, and it comes into conflict as often does happen when great minds meet corporations. The corporation wants to reap the financial benefits of that science before it’s necessarily ready to go and Connors, even at the last minute, takes the selfless decision to become his own lab rat when OsCorp wanted to test this serum on unwitting members of the public.
What he doesn’t reckon on, and this is my take on it, is that yes, the science enables him to grow an arm, but he doesn’t figure on what the cold-blooded reptilian technology mixed with the human compassion does. So in a sense, it’s almost like what crystal meth would do to an addict, where you feel all powerful and almost a sense of hubris that you can do anything, and that for Connors becomes addictive. That’s why he returns to being The Lizard, and guys who are on powerful drugs want everyone else to feel the same, regardless of it’s social benefits. They want everyone to feel that great, because they feel great.
Capone: That is one of the things that's been added to him--his ideas of weakness and strength. What’s the big threat in this movie? Well The Lizard himself is a threat, but on a smaller scale, but to have him have that sensibility really adds weight to what he's doing. Can you talk just a little bit about how the SPIDER-MAN team baptized you in the world of The Lizard and Spider Man?
RI: Yeah, well I mean when you work on a project of this size, it’s just fantastic, the literature and the visual stimuli that’s available. So of course with the comics, which I referred to. You can’t be slavish to them, but you have to show respect. This guy’s been around for 50 years and he has a very genuine and loyal and impassioned fan base. But also there’s the script, and I do think it’s been very faithful and respectful to what came before.
On a practical level I was constantly aware of what the Lizard would look like, how strong he would be, how big he would be, and just to explore the change in a matter of 20 minutes that a weedy guy with one arm would have becoming this monster and the kind of pain of a euphoria involved in that process. So those are the interesting areas for me to explore, because no human has ever been there. The Jekyll and Hyde moments, if you like, of transition, physical and mental into and out from The Lizard--into the reptile and back to a human, almost like some kind of twisted childbirth. [laughs]
Capone: I love the molting effect, the way the skin peals away to reveal the reptile skin. Just from a purely technical standpoint, can you talk a little bit about the makeup? That idea of the transformation coming in a little bit at a time was fascinating.
RI: Yeah, of it growing. And each time he becomes the Lizard, he becomes him in a different way. His body responds differently to the serum each time. It would involve seven to eight hours in makeup, but not everyday. That’s what I was dreading most, because I’m not good at sitting still. That’s a long haul, and I have four to five makeup artists--and I emphasize the word “artists” in this case, because it was extraordinary--and I wasn’t bored for one second, because you're watching yourself transform into something extraordinary and seeing the skill level that these people work, because don’t forget that they are also working in 3D, so the scrutiny of that camera is microscopic.
Capone: It’s relentless.
RI: It was just extraordinary to be around and they would paint each individual scale, and then the beneficial results of being sat down for several hours was when it came to shoot the scene, you were appropriately unhinged.
RI: So that really helped. And the stuff with the hand, the appearance of the [missing] hand, the scene we shot was much longer, but you couldn’t include that into the film, but that really was a revelation for Connors, almost like childbirth. Again, just this beautiful thing, just to behold it. It’s miraculous and Marc [Webb, director], because there’s no dialogue in that scene, strangely enough he played Velvet Underground “Heroin,”--“It’s my wife and it’s my life”--and it kind of fit. We just played it on set and I did the whole revelation of the hand took the length of the song, which is I guess six or seven minutes, and it really brought me to a real emotional place. You really kind of feel for him and you think, “Oh my God, what an achievement. What a thing to behold.”
Capone: Was that a big factor in getting into character, looking at yourself in the mirror?
RI: It was. In "real time," the change would take maybe half an hour, but it was a really interesting process, because it is quite disturbing. You sit there like a human being and you watch yourself, and then all of these hands appear on your face, and seven hours later you're looking dramatically different . You do go through so many emotions just looking at yourself in the mirror for that length of time anyway, it’s going to have some effect, but seeing the change and thinking, “Oh my god, I look terrible” to “Hey, now that looks kind of cool. I feel fantastic,” which I guess condensed is what would happen in reality. Yeah, it really kind of trippy and weird. (Laughs)
Capone: Did you do motion-capture work for the Lizard fight scenes at all?
RI: Yeah, I did. There was one day I came on set, the scene in the school when the Lizard is running through walls and pursuing Spider-Man, and they had a guy in, a huge guy doing the stuff, and I sat next to Marc like, “No, no, I don’t think he's moving right,” which I wish I had never said. [Laughs] From then on, it was me, because I really kind of worked on how this thing would movie.
But more so than the actual larger physical thing was the facial expressions. I had done a little bit of motion capture in the past several years ago where they put maybe eight computer reference points on your face. Now they put a diffuser spray on you. Now they have up to like 2,000 or 3,000 referecne points. So I was like dashed under this UV light, and so when I saw the film two nights ago and for me there were a few moments in the movie where you're close up on The Lizard, and I could actually see something human behind that and I thought that was really, on a personal level, really pleasantly disturbing and moving. But I think it serves the film well as well. Even amidst his kind of all-powerful, all-destroying glory, there is a glimmer of hope in The Lizard.
Capone: In terms of the movement, did you also factor in what it would be like to have a tail?
Capone: And how that would improve your balance.
RI: And also how it gives you a wider circle of movement.
Capone: Talk just a little bit about Marc, and why you think he was the right guy to direct this version of SPIDER-MAN.
RI: I saw (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, and so when I was sent the script and they said Marc Webb, I had actually had just seen the film and thought it was a wonderful film, and I thought it was just a fantastic choice. Actually when I knew Marc was doing it, I thought “Maybe I’ve got a chance of getting this role,” because I could see the kind of director he was. It's just his forensic emotional microcosmos that he'd worked in before, you know? It's just delightful, and I think the film needed that.
Yes, it’s a fantastical story, but it has to be. And the enduring appeal of Spider Man is that it’s grounded in a very real emotional world that we have all experienced, that of a teenager who feels the weight of the world on his shoulders and finds it hard to see a future that he can operate in and the physical changes a teenager feels. I think that has been so beautifully observed by both Marc and Andrew [Garfield], that whole kind of teenage physical discomfort, where all of these things are changing, and then to go from that to this mercurial arachnid olympiad being is just beautiful. It's such a balletic trajectory.
Capone: I always remember about the comic books that Spider Man never wanted to hurt Connors, even though The Lizard was trying to kill him. Those were very different fight scenes than I was used to seeing in comic books.
Capone: When you were doing the fight choreography, were there any adjustments made to reflect that style of fighting?
RI: It’s kind of hard, you know, but also you’ve got to accept that The Lizard can take a lot of hits. You can hit pretty hard on The Lizard. I mean his tail comes off at one point, but Spider Man knows that it will grow back. It can be brutal, almost comedic. If you are fighting The Lizard, it’s fine to take his arm off, because he’ll get a new one. [laughs]
Capone: So are you hoping or do you know if they do another one of these, do you get to be a part of that?
RI: I was very pleased to see the appendage at the end of the film. So yeah Connors is still very much alive.
Capone: Can I ask, have you signed on to do more than one?
RI: No, not signed. But I’m optimistic.
Capone: Okay, what do you think about that ending?
RI: Well, Connors is basically locked up in a very high-security mental institution.
Capone: We were debating whether it was a prison or a mental institute.
RI: It's not a zoo. [laughs] I kept seeing it as maybe a mixture of both. Then a representative from OsCorp appears miraculously in the room. How he gets in there and how he leaves, we don’t know. Maybe we will find out. But it’s not Norman Osborn.
Capone: It’s not? You can say that?
RI: Yeah. But it is someone who is in the employ of Norman Osborn without question.
Capone: Someone we're familiar with, who we don’t know is employed by Osborn?
Capone: Okay, interesting.
RI: Who knows? Maybe he will be the next bad guy; we’ll see.
Capone: Let’s hope so. It’s been really fun this last year seeing you in FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT and ANOMYMOUS especially, because I love that movie.
RI: Thank you.
Capone: Can you tell me just a little bit about SERENA?
RI: We just finished shooting. I’m really kind of pleased with the choices I’ve made with the last few films.
Capone: It’s a nice spectrum of what you can do.
RI: And [director] Susanne Bier, I mean I just absolutely love her. I just love her stuff and that very European sensibility. It’s based on a novel called SERENA, and it’s with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and it’s set in a lumber camp in North Carolina in 1929. I guess I can describe it as it’s a love story without question, but just think of it as MACBETH meets lumberjacks.
Capone: Who do you play in it?
RI: I play Galloway, who is a local woodsman and a tracker and a sociopath, and I’m a mystical presence throughout the film, and I guess he becomes Jennifer Lawrence’s killing machine.
Capone: I’m looking forward to it. All right, Rhys thank you so much. It’s sure great to meet you.
RI: It’s good to see you again, yeah,
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July 4, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST
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July 4, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST
when I was going into the movie, I thought the guy in the cell was supposed to be the Kingpin's right hand man. Am I the only person who read that somewhere?
July 4, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST
Anonymous is highly underrated! A great movie. I didn't even realize it was Rhys Ifans until the credits rolled. A very different role for him, and a really great performance.
July 4, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST
As Dr. Connors was making progress with his work It's plausible to assume that Norman was in the background trying to take it to even greater heights and used some of the bio-engineered substances on himself. They didn't give us much to go so everything is a theory at this point.
July 4, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST
by BADBOYBROM HC
Could it be mysterio?
July 4, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST
Don't bother trying to come up with good material, actors or screenplays: 1- Reboot a movie that was made ten years ago. 2- Add Twilight style actors 3- Add a bit of Nolan's darkness, 4- Make sure all AICN staff an others sites have access to your actors and release eight related posts in the 48 hours preceding the movie opening day. You got yourself a 35 Millions opening day! Laugh at the herds who rush to theaters to see your piece of shit while doing a few lines of coke on your desk. Go back to step 1. (Don't bitch if we get reboots for the next 10 years and the overall choice and quality of movies goes down in flames.)
July 4, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST
this guy's face, and his name, but mostly his dirty face. I wish him ill.
July 4, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST
Connors: "You should leave him alone!" CEO: "NO! He is mine! The rights to him are MINE!"
July 4, 2012, 4 p.m. CST
Capone's not THAT bad.
July 4, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST
Dr Michael Morbius? A Nobel winning bio-chemist so his background fits with the movie's story
July 4, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST
But after reading mostly cruddy reviews I might well need to be.
July 4, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST
In the script he was probably somebody else, but in post it was most likley Norman to appease the fans.
You can tell by the voice.
July 4, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST
or is it too early for that
July 4, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST
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July 4, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST
by Rob Taylor
Sundown... Now I wouldn't be shocked if they take a few bits from other characters for the movie as Sony are prone to do but one of his powers is teleportation. They kept Norman Osborn hidden so they can stunt cast someone like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise ala the Batman movies of the 90's or twist it that Richard Parker is actually Norman Osborn, i'd put money on it. For some reason when I saw the poster sillouette in the Oscorp building it reminded me of Tim Robbins, although he's a little old now, he could probably do a good unhinged Goblin.
July 4, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST
by Lourdes Galan
Disguised as Xenu
July 4, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST
Seriously, they almost seem to be making Osborne the Vulture for some reason -- to punk Raimi?
July 4, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST
Much better actors in Key Roles: Garfield > Maguire Stone > Dunst (x10) Sally Field > RoseMary Harris Much prefer Webb's realism (tip-o-the-hat to Nolan) over the comic-y approach used by Raimi. The Webb-Garfield-Stone version of Spider-man will not be the last, as someone will re-boot the series again in 20 years, but this team will be my favorite for a long, long time.
July 4, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST
July 4, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST
by dead youngling
July 4, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST
by death metal batman
That's twice you've made me laugh this week. I hope you didn't pass out on your keyboard.
July 4, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST
by Axl Z
July 4, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST
I am willing to bet that they use the cross-species genetics angle to introduce more animal based villains in the next two movies before having the Green Goblin basically lead a Sinister Six type of team in the final movie. I can see them tying the cross-species genetics angle into Vulture, Scorpion, Rhino, Gibbon, Kangaroo, and even Dr. Octopus if they do it right. Keep the tech, but make Doc Ock a researcher...they could even get Morbius and Venom in there with the science aspect...there's a lot of potential in the concepts they establish in this one as long as they don't screw it up completely.
July 4, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST
i like the massive spoiler in the title of the article, so once read you know if your smart its about the very end of the movie
July 4, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST
Didn't read any of the interview or the talkback above, but thanks a fucking million for the huge spoiler in the title of the article. I now know that Connors survives.
July 4, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST
lol ya and that he gets put in a cell and that a somewhat marvel movie end cameo happens in said cell, all from like 6 words
July 4, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST
July 4, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST
Oh come off it, of course its Norman. Gobby had a very different incarnation in the Ultimate comics.
July 4, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST
He always puts them in the title of the article or at least in the first sentence so they are unavoidable.
July 4, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST
His father is the one in the cell. Isn't that the most obvious conclusion from Rhys' comments?
July 4, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST
to see how teen spidey should be done...its classic ditko/lee stuff...until they intro the black suit saga and no rehash of the origin tale
July 4, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST
to have its post credit scene in the trailers and it didnt bother a single movie goer which proves sony right...the people will buy a piece of shit with the right name applied to it
July 4, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST
by jesus 2099
cause there was some sort of stormy lightiningy electric thing before the dude appeared.
July 4, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST
there is one scene where he had me in tears, and he didnt say a word
July 4, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
July 4, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST
Are we gonna go through three years of this shit?
July 4, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST
Hey, triple_j_72. The Amazing Spider-Man sequel comes out in May 2nd, 2014, so less than two years of speculation for you.
July 4, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST
It might not have been technically post-credits, but there were TV commercials for The Incredible Hulk that showed the final scene with Tony Stark (which was also shown to tease the movie at New York Comic-Con).
July 5, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST
I'm amazed that this film's merit is even being argued. It wasn't good on any level. It was a total bore. Even the stuff I kinda liked was pointless. The relationship with Uncle Ben and Aunt May was so poorly done it is nonexistent - it's there because they thought it had to be. And I can not stand Garfield. He played Parker as such a total douche. Peter worships the ground Aunt May walks on, and would never treat her the way Garfield douche does. Parker was always likable, Garfield's stammering and vacant face and constant "lip acting" made me want to kick his ass myself. The film went nowhere. Visually, it had no panache, no style. The only thing that didn't come off as an after thought was Gwen Stacy, and even that felt half-baked. I seriously hated this flick and I saw it for free. No vision at work here. I sure as hell won't be seeing a sequel - free or not. What a waste of time.
July 5, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST
Did I mention I despise this guy as Parker? Terrible.
July 5, 2012, 2:01 a.m. CST
by D o o d
No kidding, it's a really boring film!
July 5, 2012, 2:16 a.m. CST
by Lourdes Galan
Spider gay was awful
July 5, 2012, 2:40 a.m. CST
July 5, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST
by u.k. star
July 5, 2012, 3:29 a.m. CST
...needs to be a talkbacker name ASAP.
July 5, 2012, 3:36 a.m. CST
So it's Richard Parker and the reason why he disappeared all those years ago is because one of his animal experiments turned to shit. Yay, does that mean a sequel will have a Bana vs. Nolte-esque "son-fights-monster-dad" climax? They're always awesome. Maybe monster-dad can be the "original" spider-man, with multiple limbs and a face-full of eyes? Spider-Man versus Man-Spider. Or some kind of Tarantula bastardization without the Speedy Gonzalez accent and the tap-dancing shoes?
July 5, 2012, 3:48 a.m. CST
I saw this the other day and got really into it! Found it to be very enjoyable - if a tad overlong...
July 5, 2012, 4:09 a.m. CST
July 5, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST
by jesus 2099
its gonna be parker. i dug the movie - the idea of using the webs to detect stuff was neat. end of review.
July 5, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST
...I know that going into the movie because of the obvious spoiler in the title of this article. You could easily have worded it like: "who is the guy in the post-credit scene" or something like that. Why bother putting a spoiler warning if the spoiler is in the article title?!?! Fucking moron. God this site is falling apart. Is there anyone left here who has one shred of journalistic integrity? It's like this shit is run by 14 year olds now.
July 5, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST
... There is a crack of thunder/lightning outside Connor's cell when the shadow-figure suddenly appears. There is a second crack of thunder/lightning outside Connor's cell when the shadow-figure suddenly disappears.
July 5, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST
down Cardiff Bay. Served him many times and he's a really nice guy. He got barred eventually for general rock n roll shenanigans but he was pretty decent if people left him alone. The amount of people that would bug him when he was just sitting there, I don't blame him for being arsey.
July 5, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST
by Cletus Van Damme
July 5, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST
No one cares.
July 5, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
July 5, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST
Your life-disappointment is showing through.
July 5, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST
I'm sorry I just think it was Osborn, but even it it wasn't with the fact he appeared than disappeared. Than I'm pretty sure it's Mysterio, but I'd honestly love if the next one featured Kraven The Hunter! Hired by Osborn to either kill or capture Spider-Man. As long as they build towards the Sinister Six in the last one I'll be in heaven.
July 5, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST
i watched that scene and was pretty damn certain that the guy disappeared, but i thought maybe it was all in the lizard's head electro. are they working toward the sinister six?
July 5, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST
by DJ Llama
AKA The Jackal.
July 5, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST
Since all of you people who've seen it don't know who it is and I have no plans to see it, I choose to believe that it is the Rhino, my favorite Spidey villain. Don't tell me it can't be because the actor is too small for it to be. (Putting hands over my ears.) La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! I can't hear you!
July 5, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST
Out of the interview, here's to me the one piece that gives all the clues.... ...and son of a ... if it STILL leaves you guessing. Here's the quote from the interview that to me gives the clues: RI: It's not a zoo. [laughs] I kept seeing it as maybe a mixture of both. Then a representative from OsCorp appears miraculously in the room. How he gets in there and how he leaves, we don’t know. Maybe we will find out. But it’s not Norman Osborn. The way I read this this there is the way it's worded that to me gives the biggest clue: "...appears miraculously in the room. How he gets in there and how he leaves, we don’t know. Maybe we will find out. It's worded/spoken too awkwardly..so I'm first thinking great this is definitely Mysterio...but then there's a few characters that could actually appear/dissappear "miraculously". arrghh. Also, he seems pretty definite it's not Osbourne, so to me I'm crossing him off the list. I also lookd at the "It's not a zoo [laughs]" part thinking this might be a quirky Kravin reference, but then dismissed it fairly quick, being quite a stretch. end result of all this...I dunno.
July 5, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST
3 if you count this year. Nyah.
July 5, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST
by Mr. Evolved
Duh. Also, Chameleon's role in a sequel pretty much writes itself.
July 5, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST
"When I put a spike into my vein/ And I tell you things aren't quite the same/ When I'm rushin' on my run/ And I feel just like Jesus' son"
July 5, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST
July 5, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST
"I have made the big decision/ Gonna try to nullify my life/ Cause when the blood begins to flow/ And it shoots up the dropper's neck/ When I'm closin' in on death/ And you can't help me now, you guys/ And all you sweet girls/ You can all just go and take
July 5, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST
July 5, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST
One of the greatest, grandest, most brilliant songs ever written - and not merely because of its grit and filth. There's a lot of spirit in that song. Like a man singing out of his pit in a hole.
July 6, 2012, 2:21 a.m. CST
I think its the vampire dude... Morbius or something? He has a small role in the videogame tie in of the movie and is a scientist who works for oscorp and does research on bats.
That would be a cool villain for the next part and someone we haven't seen before.
July 6, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST
Blimey, does Oscorp employ everyone in New York in this amazing new universe? It's like everyone visiting Tatooine in the SW prequels.
July 6, 2012, 3:10 a.m. CST
Clearly that isn't the case, you stupid fucking cunt.
July 6, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST
Because that's what you're doing.
July 6, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST
Man I really wanted to like this film, but please, Marvel, for the love of Christ, get the rights back from Sony. You could blatantly see the cuts where deleted scenes will be inserted into the three disc boxed set/directors cut on sale for $40 in time for Christmas. Sony couldn't give two shits about us fan boys. Probably have a flat faced Lizard action figured shrink wrapped to the front. And setting up Oscorp as the behind the scenes villain for the next few films by driving their logo down our throats at least every 15 minutes? Fair enough and an interesting take on the genre, but we GET IT ALREADY in the first 15 minutes. Give it a rest. Even a small kidin the row behind be said 'Oscorp again?...Jeez.' Norman Osborne is dying? Of what? And that's what Connors is really being funded for? Please spare me. And the mid credits scene at the end? Holy shit that was poorly done. It's like they forgot about it and had to do a quick whip around for spare pocket change from the crew to pay for it. Or paid them in leftovers from Kraft Services from the crew lunch tables on a couple other films. Loved all the actors and their take on the characters...Garfield was great, much better than Tobey. But just very, very poorly delivered as a film. And a bit of pissing on the boots of us true fanboys.
July 6, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST
Watched this movie and was spoon fed all the way Maybe I have seen to many movies or people who write theses movies think their viewers are brain dead ? . 2 minutes to launch sexy female robot voices really make me shudder oh and the "45 seconds till reptile antidote "was a cracker! that has to be the best/worst count down warning Ive ever seen in a movie, really bad script and general flow of a film , I mean how the hell was the guy that was smashing down on Peter all of a sudden become his mate after he says" cool shirt " . I think the stand out performance in this movie was Stan Lee's work . Looking forward to 10 years for a new reboot of the reboot. Maybe I will write it! Anyway that's it for now. ( am I spelling movie wrong?)
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