Now we know: Here's what happened to Dr. Curt Connors after Amazing Spider-Man

Contributed by
Jan 7, 2014, 3:48 PM EST (Updated)

The ending of Amazing Spider-Man wrapped up quite a few of the storylines, but there were still a few lingering questions. Now we finally know what happened to the Lizard’s alter ego following his defeat by Spidey.

The Daily Bugle viral promo newspaper has posted a new story dubbed “Connors Found Guilty,” which recaps the arrest and trial of Dr. Curt Connors, who was found guilty for the murder of NYPD Captain George Stacy and 19 other counts. So, yeah, he’s going away for a while.

As has been the case with all these little viral promos, they also help build on Marc Webb’s new universe, as it sounds like Dr. Connors could end up serving his time at famed Marvel prison the Ravencroft Institute, which will be introduced in Amazing Spider-Man 2. If you’re unfamiliar, think of it as Marvel's version of DC's Arkham Asylum.

Here's an excerpt from the Daily Bugle news story:

The trial of Dr. Curt Connors came to an end as the former geneticist for Oscorp Industries was found guilty on all twenty counts for which he was indicted, including the murder of NYPD Captain George Stacy.

Connors and his attorney, Anne Weying, were unable to convince the jury that he was not responsible for his deadly actions while transformed. His defense that he only injected himself with the serum that changed him into the Lizard to prevent Oscorp Industries from experimenting on innocent civilians did not sway the jury.

Next stop: Rikers. But even that is controversial. Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has said their facility is better served for housing and studying a prisoner such as Connors, but the judge has yet to rule on where Curt Connors will spend what is likely to be the rest of his life. 

It’s great to hear the good doctor hasn’t been forgotten amid the mish-mash of all the other new additions, and even if we don’t see him in part two, at least we know he’s out there biding his time for another potential battle with the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

Would you like to see The Lizard pop up again at some point, or should they keep digging into new baddies for the foreseeable future?

(Via Coming Soon)