5 Villains That Would Be Cooler Than the Lizard in the Spider-Man Reboot
Did you hear that huge collective sigh when the Lizard was named as the villain for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot? I know he's a pretty classic, canonical nemesis of Spider-Man, but do we really need another over-sized CGI reptile terrorizing people? After the jump, Movieline picks five villains that would have been more fun from the wide array of characters Spider-Man has battled over the years.
A frustrated, failed stuntman and special-effects wizard who uses his knowledge to transform into a super-villian with a reflective globe for a head, Mysterio attacks using gas, illusions and hypnosis. Apparently he uses the latter to make Spider-Man think he's losing his mind. The visual possibilities here are endless, the back story is killer, and his mode of attack brings a psychological element into play to give some depth to the action. But instead... we get a giant lizard.
This Russian master of disguise was probably originally a reaction to Cold War paranoia and hey, now that America recently caught a ring of Russian spies, he's culturally relevant again! This villain can take on the appearance and voice of anybody within a minute. Most recently, he's taken to killing people, taking their identity and then trying to fix their lives while posing as them. I'd actually watch a movie about that without Spider-Man.
In my youth, Carnage was the stuff nightmares were made of -- a totally ruthless psychopath with a similar kinetic composition to Venom that makes for great visual possibilities. Introducing Venom didn't go over so well last time, but let's give that symbiote one more shot!
It seems like combining vampires and Spider-Man right now would probably make for the most popular movie of all time. Morbius is born when a scientist tries to cure his rare blood disease with some experiment involving bats and electro-shock therapy. Best origin scene ever? Anyway, as a result of the experiment, he craves blood and hates sunlight. He can also fly.
This guy can somehow teleport himself using holes that transport parts of him to another dimension and back and uh.... just look at the picture below. Then think about the inspired action scenes that would follow.