Rhys Ifans Cited Backstage at Comic-Con

Rhys Ifans, the man who will become The Lizard in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man next summer, played a villain in real life at Comic-Con after shoving a female security guard and berating anyone who didn’t see his way.

The incident reportedly occurred when the actor and his entourage stepped outside from the backstage area of Hall H to catch a smoke before his turn to take the stage. When trying to re-enter, a member of his entourage was questioned and held back for not having the proper credentials.

Ifans, who apparently smelled of alcohol, began sounding off on security and even said the “U.S. sucks and he doesn’t want to come back.” He then shoved the security guard out of the way and proceeded to join Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and the rest of his cast and crew mates onstage.

Upon returning backstage after the Comic-Con panel, the security guard placed Ifans under citizen’s arrest for battery. He was cited on the spot, released, and then he promptly left Comic-Con.

The San Diego City Attorney must now decide whether to press charges against Ifans.

Despite Ifans’ behavior backstage, it was in front of the massive hall H audience where the Spider-Man panel made its biggest splash. Watch the stunt Andrew Garfield pulled at Comic-Con right here.

Source: The Wrap

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