Christoph Waltz May Become The Spider-Man Hunter

Christoph WaltzHe was the Jew Hunter in Inglourious Basterds; he is hunting the Green Hornet next as a diabolical gangster; and now Christoph Waltz is being rumored as the next Spider-Man villain. Is this man the ultimate villain? With only Avatar‘s Stephen Lang in close company, we’d say yes. And the thought of him squaring off with a Spider-Man played by Andrew Garfield in a movie directed by Marc Webb sounds like something with a lot of potential — the most potential since Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe joined forces back in the day.This solid rumor comes from The Playlist, who say that Waltz is in talks to play The Lizard, the alleged antagonist in the upcoming Sony Pictures reboot. In the comics, The Lizard’s alter-ego Curt Connors is a surgeon in Florida who loses an arm during a stint in the army. After returning to civilian life and a job in research, he discovers a way to use reptilian limb regeneration to grow his arm back. But as he soon finds out, it isn’t just his arm that is growing into his human form.

The role was originally reported to be offered to fellow Basterd Michael Fassbender, but he has since moved on to take the role of Magneto in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. The role of Curt Connors was played in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man franchise by Dylan Baker. While Baker had expressed interest in coming back to the franchise to play the lizard, it’s clear at this point that Sony intends to start with a completely clean slate.

What do you think of Waltz as a Spider-Man villain?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

Read More from Neil Miller
Get Film School Rejects in your email. All the cool kids are doing it:
Previous Article
Next Article
Reject Nation
Leave a comment
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!