In Amazing Spider-Man, a lot of people liked the new cast, even though the movie was pretty terrible and mostly just re-told the story from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man with a slight twist. Director Marc Webb is back for the sequel, and it sounds like they’re retelling the Green Goblin part, only now with more Oscorp stuff and a couple new villains thrown in for good measure. Here’s what Webb had to say about it during an interview:
“I wanted to create something operatic, something huge. And if anything, this film is about the greatest battle Spider-Man’s ever had to face,” Webb says. “You’ll understand and feel the intensity and the overwhelming nature of the obstacles in Spider-Man’s path.”
While Electro is the central antagonist of the sequel, Paul Giamatti stars as The Rhino, another version of a long-standing Spider-Man villain, and there are two characters closely tied to the Green Goblin of classic comic-book lore: Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), head of Oscorp Industries, and his son, Harry (Dane DeHaan), Peter’s best friend.
But, Webb says, “there’s really one evil nemesis for Spider-Man that transcends Electro and the Lizard and the Goblin and Rhino: Oscorp is the evil empire and will always be a major player in these films.”
Sony has to keep making these movies to keep their license to Spider-Man, and it’s hard to imagine what it would take to keep them from making more Spider-Man movies. It’s almost to the point where it’s like being a Phish fan, where everyone already knows the songs, but they show up to see what noodly solo the band’s going to play that night. “Ooh, tonight Harry Osborn got all evil earlier, man, you shoulda been there.”
This trailer makes me wonder – what if they had a movie, and invited ALL of the taglines?
“Every day I wake up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make.”
“Secrets have a cost. The truth does too.”
“Not everyone has a happy ending.”
“This is bigger than you, Peter.”
“This is my path.”
I beat up a nerd, who told me there was also a Dr. Octopus teaser in there too. Whatever. I’m not a child, so for me, Electro and The Rhino will always be depraved sex acts.