Lizard reappears in Spider-Man: No way home, and Doctor Curt Connors showed as film’s most emotionally complicated villain.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, super villains from Sony’s past Spider-Man film franchises return, but the Lizard is attentively uncovered as the film’s most emotionally complicated enemy.
Doctor Strange and Spider-Man erroneously transport five supervillains from other realities into their own, each aware of the web-secret slinger’s identity, thanks to a botched reality-warping spell.
Parker learns that (most) of these villains are not genuinely malicious in the process of treating them of their ailments (rather than condemning them to death), and the film illustrates why the Lizard is possibly the most multifaceted of the quintet.
The Lizard, originally the gentle and generous scientist Doctor Curt Connors, was the adversary of 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Doctor Curt Connors experimented on himself using a regenerative serum, which restored his missing limb but turned him into a massive reptile in the process.
The infusion also corrupted Connors’ psyche, and he resolved to turn everyone in New York into a humanoid lizard (and was willing to kill anybody who stood against him). Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, who used an antidote to convert him into Doctor Connors, defeated the Lizard.
Doctor Curt Connors reappears in Lizard form in No Way Home, posing a threat to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Still, the film also takes time to remind viewers of Connors’ inherent (if misguided) altruism while incarcerated in Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum.
In his 2012 debut, The Lizard reaffirms his motivation, declaring that his master plan was designed to help humanity progress and improve.
Another interesting feature in the video that some viewers may somehow miss out is this: Doctor Curt Connors remembered Max Dillon from before he became the supervillain Electro and was kind to him.
Max Dillon was an Oscorp electrician who was brutally abused and underappreciated, especially by his coworkers. He was the second of two Marc Webb-era Spider-Man villains in No Way Home.
Dillon became the supervillain Electro due to a misunderstanding with Spider-Man and a desire to finally be appreciated after a laboratory accident gave him unique electrical superpowers.
Only Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy, among the characters who interacted with Dillon in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, treated him with respect and care. The eventual Green Goblin, Harry Osborn, was only interested in employing Dillon as an enforcer, not as a buddy.
Doctor Curt Connors remarks on Electro’s new appearance while both criminals are in Doctor Strange’s custody, but he does not mention his electrician’s attire or yellow lightning. Dillon’s appearance was meeker and more unassuming before his accident. Thus the Lizard was more accustomed to him.
One of the best illustrations of why the three Spider-Man avatars were accurate to redeem their foes rather than destroy them is The Lizard’s representation in No Way Home. Doctor Connors was hell-bent on achieving a bad aim, but he persisted on the belief that he assisted others.
Doctor Curt Connors is a kind man who even aids Spider-Man in the circumstances when the Lizard serum does not influence him. Once returned in human form, Doctor Connors saves Spider-Man from a catastrophic fall in his 2012 premiere.
Doctor Connors gives Spider-Man with crucial aid and even fights with him as Lizard in the 2012 Amazing Spider-Man video game, an epilogue to the film (during a brief moment where he retains his human mind while in Lizard form).
Spider-Man: No Way Home pays homage to several versions of the Lizard, making him one of the MCU’s most complicated adversaries.