C. Thomas Howell Confirms the Lizard for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

The ‘Southland’ actor also gives more information on his own character, saying Spider-man saves his son.
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C. Thomas Howell Confirms the Lizard for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

C. Thomas Howell confirms the Lizard It has been speculated so much that we just take it as fact at this point. But there has not been a solid confirmation that The Lizard is the main villain of The Amazing Spider-Man until right this very second. Actor C. Thomas Howell recently appeared on The Retroradio, and he confirmed that the Lizard will battle Peter Parker, and that his character's son is involved in the choas.

Here is what C. Thomas Howell had to say about how his character plays a part in one of The Amazing Spider-Man's most important scenes.

"There is not a whole lot to talk about. Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now. I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker who's son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man on the Manhattan bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation. There is some payback there at the end of the movie. Spider-man is kind of hurting. I help him when all of the other people won't. Part of the story is, the nation thinks he might be a bad guy. They don't know what to think. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end. That is the best way."

To listen to the whole podcast, which is quite funny, CLICK HERE

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012.

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  • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

    @comicbookfan The effects tech for the Sandman in the entire movie almost all had to be created.

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    • comicbookfan • 4 years ago

      The Birth of Sandman scene was top-notch SFX for 2007. The technology did not exist so they had to create it specifically for that scene and that film. It was state of the art then.

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      • Kinetic • 4 years ago

        not a fan of Andy, but i do like Emma...

        And the FX were bad for back then as well...

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        • diaigma • 4 years ago

          @jptheredskull - really? I knew Lizard was up since last year, a confirmed fact :P

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          • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

            @Kinetic The effects, by todays standards, are cheesy at some spots, but the way the effects were used was very good. Especially when there use for big scenes like the crane scene, which is arguebly the best scene in the movie. and back then, those effects were groundbreaking as it was the only film its kind using effects to that extent at the time.

            So, if you think the effects are bad, watch the scene when the sandman first emerges from the accident that made him a few times. That scene is on of the best effects scene/scene i've sver seen in a movie.

            and also If you don't like Tobey and Kirsten, you must love Andrew and Emma

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            • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

              Cool.

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              • Kinetic • 4 years ago

                The FX were terrible, they show up even worse with the higher quality formats....

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                • skywise • 4 years ago

                  @Kinetic ok your just being synical. I couldnt disagree more with your assesment of the animation. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers? I get it you REALLY hated Spiderman 3 and i admit the dance sequence was laughable at best but the movie did have a ton of FX shots and some of those were actually models of the buildings in the film. Although the movie was panned by critics, many agreed that the FX were good and it was nominted by many award commisions for its FX.

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                  • Kinetic • 4 years ago

                    @jptheredskull No, Tobey and Kirsten are in it... It's terrible all the way through....

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                    • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

                      @diaigma Yeah, it's old news but it was never confirmed by anyone from the production, just from unknown "Sources".

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                      • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

                        @Kinetic Anytime, but you should rewatch Spider-Man 3 all the way through. It's not completely terrible; Just 1/3 terrible.

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                        • Kinetic • 4 years ago

                          @jptheredskull ok, thanks...

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                          • Kinetic • 4 years ago

                            @skywise No, seriously, the Digital Effects gets worse with each movie... And they weren't good to begin with... Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers The Movie had BETTER CGI than all 3 Spider-Man movies.... COMBINED!!!!

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                            • diaigma • 4 years ago

                              This is old news, but good to know it's confirmed now :P

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                              • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

                                @Kinetic it during the emo peter montage at the part where peter is eating his neighbor's cookies.

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                                • skywise • 4 years ago

                                  @Kinetic i admit that spiderman 3 was a failure but damn they made him look cool in that movie. I mean the actual fighting and web swinging scenes.

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                                  • Kinetic • 4 years ago

                                    I hated every minute of Spider-Man 3...

                                    hmm... At what part is the Lizard Jars? I'd rather not watch it if i can help it...

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                                    • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

                                      @Kinetic lol but yeahm watch it again. Spider-Man 3 is only bad in the 3rd act.

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                                      • m2 • 4 years ago

                                        There is still something I don't know yet..........is Harry going to be in this?

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                                        • Kinetic • 4 years ago

                                          I don't remember the jars of Lizards...

                                          Oh man, now i'm gonna have to go and watch that terrible movie... good thing i have a mute and Fast Forward button....

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