With all the brouhaha about The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers it seems like everyone's forgotten about the Amazing Spider-Man reboot. The film comes out in less than a year – on July 3, 2012 to be exact – and enthusiasm seems relatively low. Not a good sign. Maybe that'll change with this (low-res) preview image of The Lizard, making his first public appearance after a few brief glimpses at Comic Con 2012. Or… maybe not.
Our first reaction upon seeing this version of The Lizard – the first live-action interpretation of the character, at least in monster form – is… Wow, he looks a lot like Killer Croc from Batman: The Animated Series, doesn't he? Oh sure, he's green (it's not easy being that), and he has a tale, but all told this feels like a very conventional character design. The kind of thing they could have created in a makeup chair instead of with super-expensive CGI. Not bad, just not overwhelmingly awesome. What are your thoughts?