Possible Spoilers... mostly speculation.
Attention superhero filmmakers! Haven't we learned our lesson from putting too many villains in one superhero movie? With the Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting theaters this May, it reminds me of our favorite superhero sequel failures. The studios tend to pack these movies so full, that they leave little room for much of anything else. We forget that part of the reason we love reboots is because the origin story is the best part. The first installment always shines so bright because it takes its time. We spend the first half developing characters and story. Most of the time we don't see the costumes until the second half of the movie. But not in sequels. In sequels, the story is forced upon us and expected to be action packed from the very first scene. SO what do we end up with? A slew of half-assed new characters in one movie. Do I have to remind you of "Batman and Robin"? (Okay, the number of villains wasn't the only thing wrong with that one.) But how about the last Spider-Man trilogy? It started off okay with just one villain in the first installment, but by the time the third movie came out, we had 3 main villains to deal with, Sandman, Harry Osborn, and the worst Venom we've ever seen. Sorry, Topher. I'm pretty sure the rest of the world labeled it a superhero catastrophe worst than the one depicted in the movie. Now it's time for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and every week we post about a new villain to hit the screen. Again, haven't we learned our lesson?
According to reports, we have so far: Electro, The Rhino, Green Goblin, Alistair Smythe, Norman Osborn played by Chris Cooper and not to mention his movie girlfriend, Felicity Jones who supposedly dons an outfit of her own. Jeez, SEVEN bad guys?!(one bad girl) In one movie? Now, obviously, it is unlikely that each character will come to full fruition in one movie; the studio has said that they plan on making at the very least, three movies, meaning it might be bigger than a trilogy. So take your time! You don't need to give us the entire Spider-Man universe in one movie. It does make me wonder if they are simply trying to get the superfluous villains out of the way to make room for a really good Venom down the line. We can only hope. We can only pray. Please Marvel, don't let Spider-Man go the way of the last trilogy.