Some Spider-Man fans have been hoping/speculating that the Lizard will be the villain in Spider-Man 4, and in order for that to happen Dylan Baker who plays Dr. Curt Connors would need to return. Well today he confirmed that he will be.
During a post-screening Q & A, Baker confirmed that he is on board for Sam Raimi’s forthcoming Spider-Man 4. According to reports, Baker said that he had just gotten his first call concerning Spider-Man 4 that very day. Baker appeared in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 as Dr. Curt Connors, a professor at Empire State University.
When Dougherty ribbed him about “just appearing in the background” Baker said that, basically, that’s what he’d be doing. It was unclear if they were being truthful or if, in fact, Dr. Connors would become supervillain The Lizard in this fourth entry in the film series. During their riffing, Dougherty used the phrase “co*ktease for another year” as to whether or not we’d see The Lizard.
It could be the case that Dr. Curt Connors will just be helping Peter Parker out now and again like he’s done in the previous films, however we probably won’t know until the casting and (eventually) villains are revealed. There is the possibility that they will use a different villain in the film and set the Lizard up for Spider-Man 5 which is currently being written. Let the speculation begin!