The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is shaping up to be one of this summer's biggest movies, although some fans have been worried that there are too many villains, a problem that plagued Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3. With Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin/Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) appearing in the May 2 sequel, director Marc Webb revealed in a Q&A session at the South by Southwest Film Festival that he is well aware with the fan criticism regarding multiple villains.
"We're obviously familiar with the complaints people had. 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."
He also revealed that Paul Giamatti is only "in the movie for 4 minutes" as Rhino, a role he won after he appeared on Conan and revealed that he had always wanted to play the villain. The filmmaker also spoke about how he embraced the scope of this massive sequel.
"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."