The Amazing Spider-Man star Rhys Ifans is shedding light on the Lizard’s return in Spider-Man : No Way Home.
The sequel set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe pits Peter Parker (Tom Holland) against multiversal villains from other worlds, including Green Goblin (Spider-Man‘s Willem Dafoe) and Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man 2‘s Alfred Molina).
Also confirmed to return is Jamie Foxx as Electro, the electrifying enemy who shocked the wall-crawler of his world (Andrew Garfield) in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Also revealed in the trailer: all CGI villains Sandman, played by Thomas Haden Church in 2007’s Spider-Man 3, and Lizard, played by Ifans in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man.
Asked if he’s reprising his Amazing Spider-Man role in No Way Home, a grinning Ifans told Murphy’s Multiverse, “Well, you know, like most Christmas presents, the good thing is not knowing what’s in them until it’s time to open them.”
Co-producers Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have yet to reveal whether Church and Ifans are back as their respective villains, so far shown only in their monstrous non-human forms in marketing material. Dafoe, Malina, and Foxx sat down for a villains panel after trailers revealed Spider-foes from the Raimi-verse and the Webb-verse would enter the MCU in No Way Home, the result of a botched secret identity erasing spell cast by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).