I was at my LCS and saw some of the new toys for Lizard today and have watched some of the new trailers and let out a sigh with the path that I knew they were going with Curt Connors today. See, the Lizard is being given his humanoid face, for those of you who don't know, but will have the rest of him look like a lizard. What is the significance of this? This allows them to CG the actor's face onto the lizard so that the actor can emote as the beast and not just as Curt Connors. Often one would think that would be to give sympathy to the beast to play the whole "Doctor Jekyl/Mr. Hyde" theme of the character, but in terms of the movie, especially after seeing the newest trailers, it will be to allow Doctor Connors o basically pull a Willham Defoe Green Goblin and be completely evil and megalomaniacal. This is not Curt Connors as a character and it makes me think that he is NOT the best villain for this movie reboot.
Now, barring the characters we have seen before, who do you think would be a good villain to appear in a Spiderman movie? Note that Kingpin can't be used as his movie Liscence is owned by 20th century Fox as a Daredevil chracter. Personally I think Kraven the Hunter or Mysterio would make AMAZING villains for a reboot movie to start things off, especially since both characters represent that kind of pride that Peter had at the beginning of his career. Kraven would be able to show Peter that he isn't as indestructible as he thinks he is with his powers and make him feel deflated as a hero when confronted with a, basically, normal person. Mysterio would be able to reflect Peter's showboating and demonstrate a mirror for Peter to look at who he was before Uncle Ben's death and where he is now as a sense of empowerment. Both of which could have very personal reasons for fighting Spiderman with Kraven going to hunt as Spidey becomes more of a myth and with Mysterio wanting to just show the city that he is the greatest effects artist of all time which eventually leads to him fighting Spidey.
What do you guys think?