Remember how all the villains and ideas about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is being kept secret?  No one is mentioning a word unless Chris Nolan says so.  That’s not the case with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
C. Thomas Howell (yes, THAT C. Thomas Howell from the 80s and THE OUTSIDERS) has spilled the beans during a RetroRadio podcast that the main villain in the movie will be The Lizard.  He says about his role and the movie:

“There is not a whole lot to talk about…Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now. I play a relatively small role. 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. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation.”

Howell goes on to describe the end of the movie:

“There is some payback there at the end of the movie. Spider-man is kind of hurting. 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. They don’t know what to think. 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.”

So Howell starts off by saying there’s nothing much to talk about, and then basically gives away some main details for the main villain and ending, all while describing what he does in a minor part as a construction worker. Really?  You have to give all that away and spoil all those plot points?  I really doubt you had to say all that to describe your character.  It’s like asking your best friend how a movie was, and he gives away the ending.  But hey, it definitely drew attention to the actor.  Whether it be positive or negative is yet to be seen.

Despite last fall’s news that Rhys Ifans was joining the cast as a villain character, there has still been no official confirmation from producers until now.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will open on U.S. screens in July 2012.