Dylan Baker Confirms his Return to Spidey 4

So what do we know about “Spider-Man 4″ so far? We know that Sam Raimi is a liar when he tells us they haven’t decided on a villain yet, especially when Gary Ross has been chugging through the script for a while now. We know that Tobey Maguire is coming back as Spider-Man, and Kirsten Dunst will also return as spunky Mary Jane Watson. We know that Bruce Campbell will make his usual appearance in the fourth movie, though it may or may not be a bigger role than usual. And we know that Professor Curt Connors, played by Dylan Baker, will also be back.

The news of Connors’ involvement in the fourth Spidey film comes from Baker himself, who was doing press rounds for his horror movie “Trick R Treat” when the subject came up. According to Baker, he got a call earlier in the day (presumably from his agent or manager) confirming his character’s return to the Spidey franchise, and perhaps — the emergence of the Lizard?

As comic book geeks already know, one of Spider-Man’s college professors is one Curt Connors (you might recall him in the third movie, the one-armed professor?), who eventually becomes the supervillain The Lizard when he injects himself with a serum derived from reptiles in an attempt to regrow his missing arm. Yes, that kind of plotting is perfectly acceptable (nay, logical) in the comic book world. The experiment works, but with one notable side effect: Connors also turns into a human-sized Lizard and fights Spider-Man.

Ah, such is life in the Spidey-verse.

Hold still, Spidey, while I eat you! Yum, spider brunch!

Hold still, Spidey, while I eat you! Yum, spider brunch!



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    BRING ON THE LIZARD!!! A knockdown, dragout, brutal fight, ending in the Reptile area of the Central Park Zoo would be freaking awesome. Some may say the relationship is too close to that of Peter’s and Dor. OCtavius (Doc Ock) in part two, but that’s the thing with Spidey, he’s a science nerd, and his teachers always end up being villains. Three off the top of my head. Dr. Octavius (though he wasn’t his teacher in the comics at least I don’t think), Dr. Curt Connors (The Lizard), and lastly Professor Miles Warren (who becomes the Gwen Stacy obssessed, Spiderman cloning Jackal). So let’s get on with this already.

  • Dedpool

    BRING ON THE LIZARD!!! A knockdown, dragout, brutal fight, ending in the Reptile area of the Central Park Zoo would be freaking awesome. Some may say the relationship is too close to that of Peter’s and Dor. OCtavius (Doc Ock) in part two, but that’s the thing with Spidey, he’s a science nerd, and his teachers always end up being villains. Three off the top of my head. Dr. Octavius (though he wasn’t his teacher in the comics at least I don’t think), Dr. Curt Connors (The Lizard), and lastly Professor Miles Warren (who becomes the Gwen Stacy obssessed, Spiderman cloning Jackal). So let’s get on with this already.

  • Zorin

    May we have a real bad vilain until the end.

  • Zorin

    May we have a real bad vilain until the end.

  • M-Cat

    Most likely the Lizard but it could be Carnage too. Not sure yet what to think of this.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I really hope it’s not Carnage I really do. Lizard would be exactly what Raimi want’s for a villain. SOmeone who will push Peter Emotionally, as well as physically. Still want someone for SPidey to beat up on early in the film, like Shocker, or the Rhino.

      • Negro

        THANK YOU! a voice of reason! I am so tired of those out there clamoring for Cassidy to show up when he is much to sadistic to be put in a film partly-marketed towards kids. I agree with the mental comment,and I would love to see Rhino used as he was in the Ultimate comics. We can only hope.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

          Yeah they tried to play up the mentor aspect with DOc Ock but it was never that strong ebtween them. Even in the comics it’s been Pete and Connors. Even after he publically unmasked and there was backlash, and he switched to anit-registration, Connors would help him, simply because of the many times Spidey saved his life and his resepct for him as a person and former student/. But yeah Spidey needs some throw away, cannon-fodder villains to beat up on and quip with while fighting. Especially if the later fights with the Lizard are gonna be all serious.

          • Negro

            I’m hoping maybe it’s Mysterio to play up the movie aspect of things. Can you imagine how bloodied and battered Parker will be after a fight w the Lizard?! Someone I know has the idea to use Hunter to hunt the lizard after he turns and then all hell breaks loose.

  • M-Cat

    Most likely the Lizard but it could be Carnage too. Not sure yet what to think of this.

    • Dedpool

      I really hope it’s not Carnage I really do. Lizard would be exactly what Raimi want’s for a villain. SOmeone who will push Peter Emotionally, as well as physically. Still want someone for SPidey to beat up on early in the film, like Shocker, or the Rhino.

      • Negro

        THANK YOU! a voice of reason! I am so tired of those out there clamoring for Cassidy to show up when he is much to sadistic to be put in a film partly-marketed towards kids. I agree with the mental comment,and I would love to see Rhino used as he was in the Ultimate comics. We can only hope.

        • Dedpool

          Yeah they tried to play up the mentor aspect with DOc Ock but it was never that strong ebtween them. Even in the comics it’s been Pete and Connors. Even after he publically unmasked and there was backlash, and he switched to anit-registration, Connors would help him, simply because of the many times Spidey saved his life and his resepct for him as a person and former student/. But yeah Spidey needs some throw away, cannon-fodder villains to beat up on and quip with while fighting. Especially if the later fights with the Lizard are gonna be all serious.

          • Negro

            I’m hoping maybe it’s Mysterio to play up the movie aspect of things. Can you imagine how bloodied and battered Parker will be after a fight w the Lizard?! Someone I know has the idea to use Hunter to hunt the lizard after he turns and then all hell breaks loose.

  • iAREren

    The only villains I’d want to see in a Spider-Man movie at this point are either The Lizard, Kraven, or the Green Goblin (yes, again — because comic book heroes and villains never actually stay dead).

    I would really prefer not to see another alien symbiote, until they can hash out a script that would make it work, without the cost of a real crappy story …

  • iAREren

    The only villains I’d want to see in a Spider-Man movie at this point are either The Lizard, Kraven, or the Green Goblin (yes, again — because comic book heroes and villains never actually stay dead).

    I would really prefer not to see another alien symbiote, until they can hash out a script that would make it work, without the cost of a real crappy story …

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    @Negro. Mysterio would be awesome. You could have him use some gas on SPidey that gets him hallucinating and seeing both Harry and Norman. Also the idea of Kraven coming in has been used on here. Not a bad idea but you run the risk of another SPiderman 3 with the last villain just being thrown in.

  • Dedpool

    @Negro. Mysterio would be awesome. You could have him use some gas on SPidey that gets him hallucinating and seeing both Harry and Norman. Also the idea of Kraven coming in has been used on here. Not a bad idea but you run the risk of another SPiderman 3 with the last villain just being thrown in.