Friday, August 12, 2011: The San Diego Office of the City Attorney has decided not to prosecute Welsh actor Rhys Ifans for misdemeanor battery. Ifans plays The Lizard in the “Amazing Spider-Man” movie set to release next year. The movie series is a redo of the Spider-Man story with Ifans playing a scientist who attempts to regrow his missing arm who takes on reptilian features as a side effect and becomes the villianous Lizard. In real-life, Ifans was cited on July 22 at San Diego’s Comic-Con, where he was accused of shoving a female security guard. Ifans is reported to have stepped out for a cigarette with a member of his entourage before entering the panel for “Amazing Spider-Man.” [At Comic-Con, a “panel” is a panel of celebrities who talk and field questions about their upcoming project.] An altercation allegedly occurred after security had issues with the credentials of the entourage member when Ifans tried to re-enter. Ifans re-entered and appeared at the panel, but immediately thereafter was cited and released in a non-custodial misdemeanor arrest. Generally, after police arrest someone, an attorney in the prosecutor’s office will review the evidence to decide whether to bring the case to court. TheWrap reported that a spokeswoman for the City Attorney’s office said that after a review of the evidence and witness statements, San Diego decided the case against Ifans could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The Lizard escaped this time… Spider-Man, where are you?