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Actor Confirms Spidey's New Villain

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor C. Thomas Howell has apparently confirmed a rumor that Spider-Man's main enemy in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie reboot will be Spidey's old comic foe, the Lizard.  During an interview with Retroradio, Howell confirmed that actor Rhys Ifans was hired to play a mutant half-man-half reptile: "I play a construction worker whose son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man on the Manhattan bridge," Howell says. "Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation."

Howell also reveals some of the plot.  "Spider-Man is kind of hurting," the actor explains. "I help him when all of the other people won't. Part of the story is the nation thinks he might be a bad guy...Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end."

The 3D reboot The Amazing Spider-Man will swing into theaters July 2012.

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