Take a moment and review the main photo for this article. That should be enough to remind you of just how stupid ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ was with how they handled their villains and building the world of Spider-Man. I personally am eternally grateful that Sony axed the franchise and decided to make a deal with Marvel because the Tom Holland version of Spider-Man is actuality amazing, and worthy of my box-office money. And in case you thought it could not get any worse, apparently, it could.
While speaking with Den of Geek, Marc Webb shared his original plans for the third movie:
“Yeah, we were talking about the Sinister Six. They were going to make a Sinister Six movie before we did the third one. But I wanted…Chris Cooper was going to come back and play the Goblin. We were going to freeze his head, and then he was going to be brought back to life. Well, that was going to be the main villain. He was going to come out and lead the Sinister Six. We had talked about Vulture a little bit too, actually.And then there was that character called The Gentleman. We had some notions about how to do it, but I think maybe we were thinking too far ahead when we started building in those things. But it was a fun exercise. I look back very fondly on those days.”
I’m not saying ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’ for sure would have been awful, but based on how Webb and company handled Electro, Rhino, and the Harry Osborn version of the Green Goblin, I have no faith they could have pulled off the rest of the Sinister Six any more successfully, and I am literally cringing thinking of how they would have done Chris Cooper as the Green Goblin. The man is a great actor, but so is Dane DeHaan (well, sometimes), and look what they did with him in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ (again, see the picture above). They seemed to be more obsessed with squeezing in references and villains and giving them a modern techno-twist than getting the character right. All too often they seemed to forget that at the end of the day, they still needed to capture the essence of these villains from the comics, which is why many of them came out very strange and not at all what they should have been.
What do you think? Would you have wanted to see Andrew Garfield’s Spider-man square off against a Green Goblin led Sinister Six in ‘The Amazing Spider-man 3?’ Or were you done with the franchise after the mess that was ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2?’ Share your opinions in the comments below!