Sony boss confirms what The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sets up

News Simon Brew 27 Mar 2014 - 06:20

Light spoilers, as Sony Pictures' chief reveals where The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to position things...

We can't imagine that there's a spoiler in this story that you won't have come across before, but on the off chance, please be advised that we're going to briefly touch on where The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to leave the Spider-Man franchise.

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Right then. It was revealed a little while ago that Sony was not only pressing ahead with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4, but also a series of spin-offs. In particular, one of those spin-offs was for the Sinister Six, and Sony Pictures boss Amy Pascal has confirmed to EW that "at the tail end of this movie [she's on about The Amazing Spider-Man 2] we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six. We're going forward on all fronts".

Electro - as played by Jamie Foxx - is the main villain of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it's already been confirmed by director Marc Webb that Paul Giamatti's The Rhino only has a brief role in the new movie. Green Goblin, now under the stewardship of Dane DeHaan, has also been revealed. But are there more packed into the film somewhere?

We'll find out next month: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due in UK cinemas on April 18th.

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Let's not forget the one big problem with Spider-Man 3: Not enough villains!

I have never seen promotion for a movie give so much away. Could you imagine if Nolan was on about the Joker card at the end of Batman Begins? That scene still gives me chills... this is like a movie being created by a board room executives who have no idea of suspense and surprise, more like 'ok, we are growing the brand. Let's make sure everyone knows what is happening....

It's the comic-book movie equivalent of all these weekly TV Mags that tell women what happens in soaps before they watch them.

Awww man, I was hoping he'd join the Avengers.

I help print probably the majority of those UK TV mags aimed at females and soap watchers.

I don't even watch those shows but I get great joy from teasing female friends and family who always what to know exactly what's going to happen even thou the majority of those shows are incredibility predictable.

Norman Reedus for Carnage!

I couldn't agree more. Even though I'd followed Batman Begins' production from the first mention right up to release, I still went in knowing only the barest scraps; I had no idea of the R'as al Ghul switch, or that he and Scarecrow would end up connected by the same scheme, or even that Flass would appear. I'd strongly suspected the film would end with Gordon informing Batman of the Joker (as that's how Year One ends), but still absolutely wet myself when it happened. And, as you said, I still get chills at that moment.

But yeah, the absolute bombardment of info on ASM2 has actually dulled my interest in it a great deal. I don't even read the majority of articles about it either; I just think the general daily influx of leaks and news advertised here and there is actually working against it. For me, at least. The point of marketing a film is to give people a taste but leave them wanting more. I feel like I've already seen everything this has to give (I suspect, and hope, I'm wrong, though).

I've been a Spider-Man fan since I was 8 years old. That was 30 years ago - and even I have no interest whatsoever in a Sinister Six movie.

Could Sony possibly tell us any more about this film before it's released? Why not just release the script while they're at it.

Even if Marvel and Sony could resolve the commercial rights to make that happen, Spider-Man sucks.

Less we forget all those bad films that only had one pesky villain? Spiderman 3 was just bad, the Saturday night fever scenes are evidence enough. It had a poor script, looked wrong and far too much cringe worth twaddle outside of spidey suit. Having too many villains was the least of its issues, I don't think even having less of them would have saved it.

whilst I am looking forward to this film... I so wish that it was being made by Marvel Studios in the same series of films as the Avengers etc.

More villains? Oh dear.

As a long time Spidy fan, I am encouraged by the ambition that is being shown here. I don't, however, feel that far too much of this movie is being released as seemingly constant previews and 'sneak-peeks.' All we know for sure is that Electro is the big bad, there's some Oscorp machinations and the Rhino makes an appearance. Sure, there's a lot of clips showing some impressive action, but even if you pieced them all together, you'd only get about 5 to 7 minutes in total. This seems to be Marvel setting out its stall to showcase one of their favourite characters' vast 'universe.' I think we should welcome their vision, as long as we don't end up with another 'reboot' in about 3 years.

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