Spider-Man: Homecoming is easily my personal favorite out of the Spider-Man oeuvre. I think it may be one of the best Spider-Man films (outside of Spider-Man 2).
In the midst of gushing over Tom Holland and getting nostalgic for the days of Tobey Maguire, the Amazing Spider-Man films are kind of getting the shaft. While I will concede that Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the one of the hottest damn messes I’ve ever seen, I still prefer Amazing Spider-Man as an origin story.
Plus I just liked Andrew Garfield in the role. If the follow-ups to Spider-Man: Homecoming can give us a relationship half as believable and good as Garfield’s Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, then it will be perfection.
In an interview with Den of Geek, director Marc Webb talked about the plans for Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Sinister Six.
The biggest thing is that they were planning on bringing back Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) by having him come back to life and leading the Sinister Six against Spider-Man.
Webb said, “We were going to freeze his head, and then he was going to be brought back to life. And then there was that character called The Gentleman. We had some notions about how to do it, but I think maybe we were thinking too far ahead when we started building in those things. But it was a fun exercise. I look back very fondly on those days.”
Gotta admit, the frozen head thing is new to me. And then what was going to happen?
“[Norman] was going to be the main villain. He was going to come out and lead the Sinister Six. We had talked about Vulture a little bit, too, actually.”
I do wonder how Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn, who played the role of the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to fit into this.
Buuuuut I think this shows that while (sadly) Garfield was bumped from the role that maybe ending the Amazing Spider-Man verse was probably for the best. It sounds like Amazing Spider-Man 3 was going to be even more crowded than 2.
And that’s saying something.
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