Marc Webb Says 'The Rhino' Will Only Be In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 For Four Minutes
For those of you worrying that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was going to do a Spider-Man 3 by throwing in way too many villains, director Marc Webb has now assured fans that there's a reason for all the characters to be there, revealing that The Rhino's role is in fact a small one.
"I'm going to embrace the spectacle," Marc Webb told fans at his South by Southwest keynote earlier today at the Austin Convention Center. "There was a moment deep in the [first film's] post-production process where a giant lizard smashed through a wall chasing a boy-man in a unitard and I said, 'This is not grounded. 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." With a total of three villains in the follow-up (Jamie Foxx's Electro, Dane DeHaan's Green Goblin and Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), no one could accuse The Amazing Spider-Man 2 of being grounded! However, Webb is well aware of the concerns over crowding the movie with too many bad guys. "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 would then add that The Rhino is, "in the movie for four minutes."
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn
Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn
Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro
Sally Fields as Aunt May
RELEASE DATE: May 2nd, 2014.
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