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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #26
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Default Re: If the Lizard was the villain in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4...

Originally Posted by TheForgotten View Post
I know Raimi has done some 'horror' films, but I highly doubt Lizard would have been that scary in SM4. Venom was stupid and campy, but he is a character that's supposed to be very scary and threatning. I doubt Raimi woulda done it, that or the studio wouldn't of allowed it.
If he could recreate the tension of the Otto vs. Doctors scene in SM2 we'd be on to something special.

Originally Posted by fangz View Post
@henzINNIT - was Lizard rumored to have been a possibility? I'd never read anything definite about it, was it for the 3rd movie, the 4th or both? I'd like to hear more, if you remember anything else.

Raimi's Green Goblin just goes to show how what we might often expect from a certain matchup of director/source material can really end up way off the mark. Looking back at it, if I'd have followed this stuff like I do now, there's no way I'd believe we'd see a Goblin like that. I mean mostly as far as the costume design. I would've expected Raimi to do something a lot more physical and grotesque, like some of the alternate visions we've seen or even a bigger budget version of what the guy who made the "Peter's Web" fan film did. That's more what I would've expected Raimi to turn in.
I'm a bit fuzzy now tbh, but what I read was probably merely gossip. I don't remember anything confirmed for SM4 other than Vulture, and don't think Lizard was ever confirmed officially to be considered for SM2.

The Green Goblin looks like something that was lost in the shuffle. There was a lot Raimi's plate to get the first film off the ground, and sadly Gobby paid the price. I saw some interesting stuff floating around for Goblin designs (including those bizarre animatronics) but I'm guessing time and budget ran short. It's a real weak link in a solid film. The villains in the following films were great visually.

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