With the recent release date announcement for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 and 4, fans of the web-slinging superhero, and in-particular Marc Webb’s interpretation, should be excited at the prospect of more adventures from Peter Parker and his alter-ego. However, many of us are skeptical at the number of villains being included in the currently-shooting sequel.
We know both Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti are on main villain duties as Max ‘Electro’ Dillon and Aleksei ‘The Rhino’ Sytsevich respectively. Not forgetting Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan’s inclusion as the menacing father and son team of Norman and Harry Osborne (the iconic ‘Goblin’ duo). It’s also come to light Colm Feore’s character will be Adrian ‘The Vulture’ Toomes, while Felicity Jones has let slip in an interview that her role could/will be Felicia Hardy aka The Black Cat. There is also that lingering Chameleon rumour. Now, that’s a breathless number of conflicted characters to be introduced in one blockbuster.
After we’ve previously seen Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson in set stills, she’s now confirmed her character is being saved for the third instalment of Webb’s franchise. It was expected she would only the have an introduction in the film, but she states:
Of course I’m bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason…Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film.
So, with her scenes already shot alongside Emma Stone, does that mean Stone’s tragically doomed character Gwen Stacey is sticking around for at least part three? We’ll keep you posted but this increasingly beginning to look like this could be a back-to-back shoot or certainly scenes included in the next effort.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is released 2nd May 2014. It stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Colm Feore, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Dane DeHaan and Jamie Foxx.