When we first heard of there being three villains in the closing chapter of the last Spider-Man trilogy there was a lot of excitement. Spidey taking on three villains at once AND one of them being Venom? How amazing is that? Well as we all know that Spider-Man 3 turned into the Emo Spider-Man and everything really just fell apart. Much as in Batman & Robin in the past, we’ve been shown that too many villains in a movie just doesn’t tend to work. (I’m sure when Marvel does it in one of their own movies it will but no one else has gotten it down so far.)
So with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 having Electro (Jamie Foxx) AND Rhino (Paul Giamatti) we’re already up to two. Throw in the Osborns with Harry (Dane DeHaan) and his dad Norman (Chris Cooper), the eventual Green Goblin and we have a recipe for possible overkill. While there are no confirmed Goblin sightings just yet, Norman Osborn is a force to be reckoned with in his own right as a vicious businessman who will stop at nothing to succeed.
Recently though MTV News was able to sit down with the screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orc who are assuring us that we have nothing to worry about. Apparently this mixture of characters was planned and actually necessary for moving the story forward!
“I think you have to go into it and say, ‘is this character essential to the story or are you just throwing him in for no reason whatsoever’,” said Kurtzman. This should come as a relief to fans, who saw the final installment of the original Spider-Man trilogy crowded with the likes of Sandman, Venom and the second Green Goblin.
So even with the Osborns onboard there are still only 2 officially announced villains. While I’m sure we’ll get a Green Goblin teaser at the end of the film I don’t know if we’re going to be seeing him fully suited up and going bat shit crazy as Norman always ends up doing quite yet.
Are you worried we’re going to be having too many cast members to deal with? With only 2 villains being solidly in placed with the third being just build up I don’t think we’re going to have anything to worry about. Even if they do stick a little of the Green Goblin in there will we be at overload or do you think with the success of the first film that they’ll be able to pull off the sequel without a hitch?