Now, normally I don’t post stuff like this because staring at plastic toy designs in order to determine what a character might look like in an upcoming movie is less fun than, say, flying a kite or punching myself in the face. However, these speculative product tie-in pictures for The Amazing Spider-Man were too good/terrible to pass up.
Why? Because I fear for the movie. I fear for it. I fear that a character I love is getting an unnecessary recharge because Sony wants more money. Beyond that, I’m excited to see more work from Marc Webb, but I fear that a director with incredible creative potential is being wasted on a project no one really asked for – a character introduction to someone we already know really well.
Plus, these images from Idle Hands are ridiculous. If this truly does echo the look of The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) in the movie, then we are all in for the laugh riot of the year. The design here is, I believe genuinely, channeled from the abomination that was the 1993 Super Mario Bros. Judge for yourself:
I couldn’t find a good image of the mean one, but mentally wipe that smile away, and you’re left with brothers. At least close cousins.
Plus, there’s this:
The baby from Dinosaurs grew up.
All jokes aside, the movie version will undoubtedly be better and different. Just like judging a costume from a still shot (which I’ll also do), it’s always impossible to really know what something will look like in full motion on screen. Especially when you’ve never seen a picture of it in the first place.
This doesn’t add to or alleviate any of my fears or hopes for the movie, but it’s pretty damned funny.
What say you?