Andrew Garfield is on the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (click to enlarge/expand) and the issue also features quotes from The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb and also confirms that Rhys Ifans will be playing the Lizard:
EW can also exclusively confirm that Rhys Ifans will be playing Doc Conners, who, in an experiment gone wrong, transforms into one of Spider-Man’s most formidable foes ever, the Lizard.
The Amazing Spider-Man promises to be a “more contemporary,” “more gritty,” and “more character-driven”look at the comic book hero. He’s a hero the 27-year-old Garfield knows well. Growing up, “I related to Peter Parker [Spidey’s alter ego] so much because I felt like someone else inside,” he says. “I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid.”
Adds Webb: “Ultimately what this movie is about is a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. And that’s a Spider-Man story we haven’t seen before.”
In related news, SuperHeroHype reports that the teaser trailer for the film will be attached to select prints of “Captain America: The First Avenger” when that film hits theaters next Friday. The site reports that the trailer will clock in at 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on July 3, 2012.