I have to confess, even as a pretty big comic book fan, I had no idea who the Iguana was when I first read this release. Apparently developer Beenox knew him though, as their Amazing Spider-Man movie adaptation sees the scaly baddie crawling all over Manhattan.
Of all the cross-species to come out of Oscorp, only Iguana was never claimed as a creation of any of the company’s scientists. That’s because its true creator, Curt Connors himself, had no idea that one of his own former experiments would evolve to its current fearsome form.Connors’ go-to lab animal, an iguana he referred to as “Iggy,” had weathered so many odd experiments over the past few months, it was a wonder the small reptile was still alive. Somewhere along the way, Connors had injected Iggy with a formula that appeared to have no effect at all. And it didn’t – at least not in and of itself. What this particular injection did manage, however, was to serve as a catalyst that slowly warped and mutated intended effects of other experimentations upon the animal for months to come.Shortly after Connors became the Lizard, Iguana revealed himself within the walls of Oscorp in all his seven-foot glory. As it turns out, after gestating for months, all of the strange science going on inside Iggy’s body had come to a head in the course of a couple hours, morphing him into the remarkable being terrorizing Manhattan today.
|Really diggin' this design. What say you, fandom?|
So apparently, the character's origin in a little different than in the comics and his powers are too, as he doesn't turn back into a little iguana during daylight hours. Iguana also sports a hypnotic scream (now that's original) that he can use to control other genetically abnormal Oscorp refugees. Actually... he sounds a lot cooler overall than the original comic book version. That's something that I don't say too often!
The Amazing Spider-Man is shaping up to be a very interesting title and definitely one to watch for comic fans this Summer. Look for it on store shelves on June 26th.