Rhys Ifans played Curt Connors in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, and that character is, of course, better known as The Lizard. He was certainly an effective enough foe for the web-slinger, even if his appearance was...a tad disappointing. Regardless, there have been rumours for a while now about the monstrous baddie being part of Spider-Man: No Way Home, and it looks like that's been confirmed!
One eagle-eyed fan took a closer look at last night's trailer and found a moment that, yes, definitely appears to feature The Lizard leaping towards Peter Parker (you can see the tail).
With rumours swirling that Doctor Strange traps all these villains in a mystical "prison" of some sort, we can't help but wonder if that's what we see here, especially as The Lizard is seemingly repelled by a magical barrier. There's been no official word on Ifans reprising the role, though Marvel Studios might not need him if the scientist falls entirely to his animalistic nature as he so often has on the page.
Either way, we're definitely hoping for a redesign, because that 2012 version...well, it wasn't the greatest.
After this trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, we can be confident in saying that the web-slinger is going to find himself going up against Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, Electro, and The Lizard. As for the other two members of the Sinister Six, Rhino and Sandman are reportedly also set to return.
Check out this closer look at this scene below: