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Curt Connors
Baker Connors
Name: Dr. Curtis Connors
Affiliation: Columbia University
Rank: Doctor/Professor
Portrayed by: Dylan Baker
First appeared: Spider-Man 2
Last appeared: Spider-Man 3

Dr. Curtis "Curt" Connors is a fictional character from Marvel Comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963. American actor Dylan Baker played the character in the second and third of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films.

History

Spider-Man 2

Connors is an amputee who was missing his right arm below the elbow. Many years ago, Connors befriended a colleague named Otto Octavius. Connors would later be employed by Columbia University as a physics professor. One of his students was Peter Parker, who was enrolled in his quantum mechanics course.

While teaching this course, he asked a question about the equilvalence of the eigenvalues. Peter Parker answered correctly and Dr. Connors commended Peter for knowing such a hard formula. However, Connors was concerned with Peter's overall performance, as he missed too many classes, and ordered him to do an internship with Dr. Octavius to earn a passing grade.

Spider-Man 3

Months later, Parker turned to Connors to analyze the substance of the parasitic Venom symbiote and after analysis. Connors informed Parker that it seem to be more aggressive and that it has a particular liking for him. Connors also noted that if Parker chooses to let him bind him like symbiote and hard unbind.

While Parker was bonded with the symbiote, Connors contacted Parker through a phonecall and told him that the piece of the suit that he was given is quite unlike any other specimen and that it amplifies characteristics of its host, specially aggression. Noting that that the suit could be dangerous, Connors told Parker if kept any of it and was answered with a no.

Trivia

Lizard Concept

Lizard concept art by Constantine Sekeris

  • While scripting Spider-Man 4 Raimi expressed interest in portraying Connors transformation into his villainous alter-ego, the Lizard, and would be antagonist in the film. Both actor Dylan Baker and producer Grant Curtis were also enthusiastic about the idea. However Spider-Man 4 was eventually scrapped and the series re-booted with 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man which had The Lizard as the main antagonist portrayed by Rhys Ifans. Constantine Sekeris' concept art was released on the internet showing what Baker's character would have looked like had the fourth film went ahead.

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See Also


Raimi Film Series
Films: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
Characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw
Enemies: The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair
Video Games: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
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