Could <i>The Amazing Spider-Man</i> Feature Epic Battle Of Lizards?

Although the provenance of this latest Amazing Spider-Man rumor leaves something to be desired, it suggests a scene so potentially fantastic that we can only hope it's true.

Big Fan Boy passes along a nugget from a trusted reader, who was told by "one of the primary important crew members" of the Marc Webb-directed movie, that Spider-Man will face a horde of Lizards. Or is that lowercase "L"? In any case, the site reports "that many of the stunt actors in the film have been spending time in heavy make-up for hours on end because of a fight scene in the film where they’re turning all the S.W.A.T. team guys into reptilian creatures."

See? Fantastic. If the rumor is true, we can safely presume that Rhys Ifans' Lizard or Irrfan Khan's Van Atter/Van Adder is behind the scaly transformation. Slashfilm's Russ Fischer envisions a plotline in which Van Atter employs Curt Connors to create a serum that spawn "an army of reptilian monsters." That would be perfectly fine by me.

The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell, Julianne Nicholson and Annie Parisse. The film, which began production in December, will be released on July 3, 2012.

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