|“||That changing like the snake, I might be free to cast off flesh where I dwell confined.||„|
|~ Curt Connors before transforming.|
|“||While I don't disapprove of your intention, Peter, I feel compelled to warn you. When you attempt to try and fix those who with changes so profound that they're lacking in what makes a man, you'll endure consequences most dire. So if you still mean to see this through, do keep that in mind.||„|
|~ Curtis Connors to MCU Spider-Man.|
Curtis Connors is a supporting character turned main antagonist of the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man, and a supporting antagonist in the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home. He is a brilliant geneticist and is a mentor to Spider man. However he gets an accident which turns him into the Lizard and the main villain of them film. He wanted to use his research to help human life.
He was portrayed by Rhys Ifans.
Dr. Connors is first seen attempting to engineer a revolutionary regeneration serum to help re-grow limbs and human tissue. He worked with Richard Parker on the cross-species genetics theory, but when Richard disappeared, all seemed lost until Connors met Peter Parker, Richard's son.
Their first meeting occurred when Peter and his friends are having tour in OsCorp tower, where Peter learned that Connors is used to be a friend of his father. Later, Peter visited him again, where Connor thought that he came for autograph. Instead, Peter introduces himself as Richard Parker's son and gives Connors his father's "decay rate algorithm", the missing piece in Connors' experiments on regenerating limbs, which is especially important to Connors since he is missing his right arm.
Afterwards, with Peter's help, he managed to complete the formula and tries it on the guinea pigs, two white mouses named Fred and Wilma.
- To preserve secrecy of his role in No Way Home, Rhys Ifans walked around in a cloak on set.
- Lizard at the Villains Wiki.