Following his delivery of the South by Southwest keynote on Saturday at the Austin Convention Center, filmmaker Marc Webb has spoken about “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and addresses one major fan complaint – too many villains.
It was that problem which brought down “Spider-Man 3,” and Webb tells THR “we’re obviously familiar with the complaints people had” about that film. Have they found a remedy? “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.”
As a result the villains aren’t as prevalent as you may think. Webb says that Paul Giamatti’s Rhino for example is only “in the movie for four minutes.” Webb is embracing a “more is more” approach though when it comes to the overall film:
“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. … I didn’t want to hide or shy away from that.”