Warning: Spoilers follow
Truth 1: The Amazing Spider-Man was a disappointing reboot, coming nowhere close to the early 2000s Spiderman and Spider-Man 2.
Truth 2: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will still make a lot of money, because everyone loves Spider-Man.
Now that that’s settled, let’s discuss the juicy plot details leaked by IGN regarding the upcoming sequel. We’ve known about Jamie Foxx playing Electro for a while now, and Paul Giomatti has long been confirmed to play Rhino. Joining the already-crowded field of baddies: Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan, set to play Norman and Harry Osborne, respectively.
And if these reports from IGN are to be believed, the Spidey canon is going to be shaken up a bit:
“Early word seemed to suggest that Norman, played by 63-year-old Chris Cooper, would be assuming the iconic villain role, but now it sounds like Dane DeHaan’s Harry will be suiting up instead for the climax of the film, which will reportedly take place at an Oscorp Power Planet. Again, though, this has yet to be confirmed by the studio.”
Those who grew up with the comic or cartoon are aware that it took some time for Harry Osborne to follow in his father’s batsh*t footsteps. Personally, I won’t have my blue-and-red boxers in a bunch over a tweak like that if the movie is, you know, good. But that’s three (four, maybe?) colorful villains that Peter Parker has to ward off. Last time there were that many baddies crowding the screen in a Spider-Man flick, this happened:
Not to say that jazz clubs and being bad in a very 1950s sense are necessarily going to happen to Andrew Garfield, but Spider-Man 3 was crowded nonsense. Time will tell, but lets cross our finger that director Marc Webb has, at the very least, learned something from his predecessors.
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