No Way Home Concept Art Reveals More Animalistic Lizard Design

The lizard in Spider-Man: No Way Home was based on its appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man, but could it still have been more comical?


There’s still a fierce debate surrounding comic book movie character design and whether they should stay true to the source materials or mix things up a bit. New concept art for Spider-Man: No Coming Home revealed that the Lizard’s last on-screen appearance might have been much closer to his comic book appearance than the version played by Rhys Ifans in the MCU’s third solo outing for Tom Holland’s hero. While there’s nothing wrong with the version that made it into the film, early unused designs show a much more reptilian take on the character that would have been great to see realized in the final film.


In Spider-Man: No Coming Home, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker found himself up against a number of enemies from other universes. These included Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Sandman from Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man movies, as well as The Lizard and Electro from Andrew Garfield’s world. Of course, despite the denials, it also turned out that the two Spider-Man actors were also back in their suits for another round of Marvel action neither of them planned a while ago. just a few years.

As for the Lizard or Dr. Curt Conners, the character was Andrew Garfield’s villain. The Amazing Spider-Man movie. A scientist who experimented with lizard DNA on himself, inadvertently turning him into a half-man, half-reptile creature who struggled to retain his human side and was ultimately defeated by Garfield’s hero. In Spider-Man: No Coming HomeThe Lizard character was based on the same version of the character, so while other designs were considered, it seems having this continuity was more important than recreating the character from scratch.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Picture 1

Back then The Amazing Spider-Man released in 2012, we were disappointed by a number of fans with how little detail went into the Lizard’s design. From then on, his appearance almost a decade later in Spider-Man: No Coming Home was condemned to suffer the same fate, it is the same variant of the Lizard and the visual effects team wanted to clarify it.

The reveal of Lizard’s alternate design by artist Ian Joyner certainly seems to be the one that would have been preferred by fans of the film, with its more developed lizard-like head and claws, as well as the lab coat torn like a reminder of the human he once was. Whether this is a version that will never be seen, we’ll just have to wait and see, but as we now know, anything is possible in the Multiverse.

Fans will soon be able to relive all the action of Spider-Man: No Coming Home the digital release being bumped up a week to March 15, reportedly after a copy of the Blu-ray version of the film was leaked online last week. The next phase of the Marvel Multiverse will continue in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the beginning of May. The film is released on May 6, 2022.

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