The Lizard, and His Lab Coat, Star in New <i>Amazing Spider-Man</i> Stills

In the build-up to the premiere of the new trailer for Columbia Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man, iTunes Movie Trailers has released the first two official stills of the Lizard -- a look at the classic Marvel villain in his trademark lab coat, and a close-up of his scaly hand clutching Peter Parker's camera. The trailer arrives in theaters at midnight ahead of The Avengers, so we should expect it to debut online about that time, if not sooner.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally 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 (Emma 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 (Rhys 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.

The Marc Webb-directed franchise reboot, which opens July 3, also stars Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell, Embeth Davidtz and Annie Parisse.

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