The 4K trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home
provided clear new looks at the film’s adversaries, including a minor upgrade on Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man.
The latest trailer for No Way Home revealed some new details about the upcoming film.
Spider-Man (Tom Holland) screws with Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) memory erase spell, causing prior Spider-Man enemies to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, new footage reveals why Parker interferes, revealing that he only considers his life to be normal after MJ (Zendaya) discovers his secret identity.
The clip also explains why Spider-Man is fighting Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange argues that it is their fate to perish, while Peter Parker wishes to rescue the criminals’ lives.
Lizard, played by Rhys Ifans, is one of the antagonists who returns in the sequel. In 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, the character first emerged, taking on Andrew Garfield’s version of Peter Parker.
Lizard’s ultimate goal is to transform the entire human population into lizard hybrids, but Garfield’s Spider-Man foils the scheme by dousing New York in an antidote.
The medication also affects Lizard, transforming him back into Curtis Connors’ human form.
He is eventually apprehended and seen in a post-credit sequence in which he is visited by an unknown individual while incarcerated.
has been changed in a new video, which is best visible in the 4k version of the No Way Home trailer.
Several of the returning antagonists are given new looks in No Way Home.
For example, instead of continuing with Electro’s weird blue design from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marvel entirely transforms Jamie Foxx’s Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Lizard, on the other hand, has undergone fewer alterations.
The character’s appearance is largely unchanged from his previous design, with the exception that his face appears to be significantly more reptilian.
He appears to have more lizard-like creases and a nose that could be more prominent.
Overall, Lizard’s modifications are effective. Most of the returning villains are getting new looks, and Lizard is taking on even more lizard-like characteristics as a result.
Though the trailer doesn’t give us a clear look at the redesigned villain’s appearance, the differences are visible in a few moments.
Lizard has a strong resemblance to his previous design, so aficionados will not be disappointed.
It’s also possible that after spending more time as Lizard, Connors will gain more animalistic traits.
In addition, the Multiverse allows for infinite variations of the characters.
As a result
The MCU can get away with villain changes like Lizards without having to go through lengthy explanations.
Even so, it’s unclear whether the revised design properly solves a major worry. Fans ridiculed Lizard’s design for his lack of a snout and lab coat after the debut of The Amazing Spider-Man.
Despite the fact that the character wears a lab coat in the film, as he does in the comics, he finally tears it off.
While the character’s first appearance in Marvel comics was similarly without a nose, later renditions had him appearing more like a reptile.
Although the Lizard does not appear in a lab coat in the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, the idea of a more prominent snout might make the look more in line with fan expectations.