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Comic-Con: “The Amazing Spider-Man” panel reveals first look at The Lizard

Comic-Con: “The Amazing Spider-Man” panel reveals first look at The Lizard (photo)

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Everyone following developments on “The Amazing Spider-Man” has known for a while now that reptilian villain The Lizard would be Spidey’s nemesis in the film, but Comic-Con attendees had that info confirmed this weekend and also got their first look at the character.

Actor Rhys Ifans plays The Lizard’s alter ego, Dr. Curt Connors, who accidentally transforms himself into the creature while trying to develop a serum that will regrow his missing arm. During Friday’s “Amazing Spider-Man” panel, fans got their first look at the savage, scaly villain, courtesy of the first footage from the film.

According to a report on the panel posted at Superhero Hype, the all-new Lizard harkens back to some of the original designs for the creature, who made his debut in 1963’s The Amazing Spider-Man #6. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the character went on to become one of Spider-Man’s most prominent recurring enemies.

In the footage shown during the panel, The Lizard emerges from the sewer via a toilet in a women’s bathroom, and terrorizes two of the room’s occupants. The character was reported to have a massive, muscled body, with a flat face and a long tongue — more akin to his initial look than the alligator-like look he’s sported in recent comics.

Here’s hoping we get an official image of The Lizard soon, but until that happens, I’ve posted an image of the cover of the character’s debut issue (which is also kind of awesome).

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is scheduled to hit theaters July 3, 2012, and stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Denis Leary as George Stacy (Gwen’s father), and Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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