Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is reportedly in talks to play The Lizard, the supposed antagonist of the upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot for Sony Pictures reports The Playlist.
In the comics, Curt Connors is a Florida surgeon who lost an arm during a stint in the army. Returning to civilian life as a research technologist, he tried to re-grow his amputated arm using an experiment in reptilian limb regeneration. The procedure worked but eventually turned him into The Lizard.
Waltz’s “Inglourious Basterds” co-star Michael Fassbender was previously sought for the role, but he opted instead to play Magneto in “X-Men: First Class” for Fox.
Andrew Garfield is so far the only confirmed cast member in the Marc Webb-directed production.