C. Thomas Howell Talks “Spider-Man” Villain

Actor C. Thomas Howell recently appeared on The Retroradio podcast and finally confirmed that The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) will be the main antagonist who battles Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man”.

Howell says of his small role in the big-budget reboot: “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.”