Saturday, June 30, 2012

Why The Lizard?

Put simply – cos we’ve already done Spidey.

It was decided long ago in the Thought Balloon cave that whenever a movie came out, we would focus on that character on opening week.  Some of you may have realised this with the recent Avengerthon leading up to The Avengers cinematic release.

However, there comes a time when a movie is released where we have already tackled the main character.  I believe with the release of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, this is the first of those times.  Instead of tackling Spidey again, we decided that the Thought Balloons gang would instead tackle the Big Bad of the new film: The Lizard.

Now for a very brief introduction for those of you who do not know of the Lizard – Dr Curt Conners is a brilliant scientist with only one arm. He wants two. He injects himself with a lizard serum to grow the other arm back. It does, but also turns him into a giant lizard.  So he refers to himself as The Lizard.  After many battles with Spider-Man, Curt Conner’s wife dies, he falls into despair and becomes estranged from his son. The Lizard takes over as the primary personality and eats people, including Curt’s son.  All while wearing his white lab coat. Curt is gone forever, and only The Lizard remains.

Hey, I said it was brief.

So now it is up to my fellow tenured writers to let their animalistic (writing) urges go and script a page for one of Spidey’s oldest foes. Don’t forget, YOU TOO can submit a script! Simply post your page of single script in the section below and have your words read by REAL people!

1 comment:

  1. "I believe with the release of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, this is the first of those times."

    Arguably - What we did with Cap/Thor/Iron Man might be the first examples, though I do think it's safe to say this is the first time we've gone with someone not directly related to the character in question.


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