Concept art for Sam Raimi’s version of The Lizard

Last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man had certainly had its fair share of critics, but if there was one aspect of the Andrew Garfield-headlined reboot that came under particular fire, it was director Marc Webb’s choice of design for Spidey’s nemesis, The Lizard (Rhys Ifans).

Well, thanks to concept artist Constantine Sekeris (via ComicBookMovie), we now have an insight into the direction that Sam Raimi would have gone with the character, with Sekeris releasing two images of The Lizard as he could have appeared alongside Tobey Maguire’s wall-crawler.

The images in question were produced for Spider-Man 2, back when Raimi was planning to have Spider-Man go up against Dylan Baker’s Dr. Curt Connors, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and James Franco’s Harry Osborn. Fortunately, someone managed to convince him otherwise…

Be sure to head on over to Constantine Sekeris’ site for more concept art from the likes of Spider-Man 3, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, X-Men: First Class, Blade II, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Green Lantern, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Cabin in the Woods and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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