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Villain from new Spider-Man movie accidentally unveiled on Pez dispenser

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With great power comes great responsibility… unless you work at Sony Pictures.

The Lizard, who serves as Peter Parker's antagonist in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, has just made his debut in movie form on a package of candy. Although the studio showed footage of the character, played by Rhys Ifans, to a select group of Comic Con attendees last summer, videos weren't allowed.

Now the big reveal, which Sony most likely wanted to save for a future trailer — as it did for Venom in Spider-Man 3 — unintentionally comes via licensed merchandise: a Pez dispenser. (The character looks quite different than the comic book version.) Our spider-sense tells us that someone in the marketing department just lost a job.