Will Dylan Baker finally have a chance to play the Lizard in Spider-Man 4? Looks that way, as during a Q&A for the new horror flick Trick 'R Treat in New York City the other night, Baker said that he'd just gotten a call regarding Spider-Man 4 and that he's definitely onboard for the fourth installment. Of course, considering the fact that Baker played the unassuming Dr. Curt Connors in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, there's a chance he'll be playing the same boring, no-nothing role for a third time. But since this will most likely be the last film for Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst -- thereby making it the last film within this particular Spider-Man universe -- then I can't see why they wouldn't finally move forward with Baker as the Lizard.
Fans of Spider-Man will know that Baker's Connors character does eventually become the Lizard, and Raimi has been itching to have Baker make the transformation since he introduced the character in Spider-Man 2. Since then Connors has acted as a sort of mentor for Peter Parker, so it makes sense that for this fourth installment Spider-Man would go up against a villain that he really does care about -- one who's tied to him emotionally. It would also bring that particular story arc within Raimi's franchise full circle, tie up all the loose ends, and let everyone walk away from the series without feeling like they left something out.
Sounds like a plan to me -- what do you think?