Marc Webb Addresses The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Villain Overload Concerns

It’s pretty clear from the promotional material that has already been released that director Marc Webb is packing quite a lot into his upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The May 2 release is already set to feature Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino and Dane DeHaan and Chris Cooper as Harry and Norman Osborn. That’s in addition to teases in the trailer of Doctor Octopus and the Vulture, with further rumors floating around surrounding every foe of Spidey from Venom to the Robot Master. Webb today revealed at SXSW (via The Hollywood Reporter) that, while he’s not giving away exactly what surprises are in store come May, too many villains aren’t going to hurt the story and that Giamatti’s Rhino actually only has four minutes of screen time.

“We’re obviously familiar with the complaints people had,” he said. “We’re very careful to make sure the stories intertwine. For Peter Parker, it’s very important that you create obstacles that are difficult to overcome… I’m going to embrace the spectacle. I’m not going to be beholden to smallness. I want it to be fantastic, to be big, to command and express that feeling when you’re a kid and reading the comics.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.