Marc Webb Addresses The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Villain Overload Concerns

10 Mar

Good day to you ladies and gents, time for some film news and today we have a little story on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The following info comes from superherohype:


“It’s pretty clear from the promotional material that has already been released that director Marc Webb is packing quite a lot into his upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The May 2 release is already set to feature Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino and Dane DeHaan and Chris Cooper as Harry and Norman Osborn. That’s in addition to teases in the trailer of Doctor Octopus and the Vulture, with further rumors floating around surrounding every foe of Spidey from Venom to the Robot Master. Webb today revealed at SXSW (via The Hollywood Reporter) that, while he’s not giving away exactly what surprises are in store come May, too many villains aren’t going to hurt the story and that Giamatti’s Rhino actually only has four minutes of screen time.

“We’re obviously familiar with the complaints people had,” he said. “We’re very careful to make sure the stories intertwine. For Peter Parker, it’s very important that you create obstacles that are difficult to overcome… I’m going to embrace the spectacle. I’m not going to be beholden to smallness. I want it to be fantastic, to be big, to command and express that feeling when you’re a kid and reading the comics.”

Well I am glad that this was finally brought to Webb’s attention. I am glad that he is aware of fan concern about the apparent over-saturation of villains appearing in this sequel. Webb seems to have a have control of the situation as he wants to present a challenge for Peter Parker/Spider-Man which is equal to that madness that’s taken place in comics. I hope this man knows what he is doing and finds a way to balance all the characters, it is not an impossible task because films like The Lord of the Rings Trilogy has found a way to make it work, so here’s hoping TASM2 gets it right.

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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Films, Media


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