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Concept art for Sam Raimis Spider-Man 2 Lizard revealed

Concept art for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 has been posted online, revealing how The Lizard might have looked in the director’s swinging sequel – and there’s a distinct feeling of déjà vu all over again.

Though Raimi eventually dumped The Lizard in favour of Doc Oc (Alfred Molina), the concept art proves he was keen on Dr Curt Connors for a while, at least.

Created by artist Constantine Sekeris, the artwork shows the troubled villain in full reptilian transformation.

Check the images out below…

The most striking thing about the artwork is just how similar it is to the final look of Rhys Ifans’ Lizard in last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man .

Like the Ifans version, this Lizard has no lab coat and possesses a similarly domed cranium.

We can’t help but wonder if director Marc Webb got his hands on these while prepping his own Spidey feature.

Webb will begin shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this year, which reunites the principal cast of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field and Martin Sheen (the latter, presumably, from beyond the grave).

Also on board are Jamie Foxx as the film’s villain , Dane DeHaan as Harry Osbourn and Shailene Woodley as Mary-Jane Watson.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
opens in cinemas on 18 April 2014.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.