Don’t Expect To See More Than 5 Minutes Of Rhino In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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rhinoEarlier today we heard about Marc Webb’s original reluctance to reboot the Spider-Man franchise when he was first asked about directing, and now this evening some of the director’s comments during the Q&A section of his South by Southwest chat has surfaced. Someone brought up the Spider-Man 3 fears that too many villains and shoddy writing may be popping back up with The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

When a young man reminded Webb that Raimi‘s third film was undone by too many villains and then asked if Amazing Spider-Man 2 ran that same risk with the inclusion of Electro, Green Goblin, and Rhiono. The director was quick to shot down those concerns, which have been echoed online for the past several months, by stating “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.” That’s a nice way for Webb to say that Spider-Man 3‘s problem wasn’t too many villains, it was too many villains who weren’t written well. The director thinks his sequel doesn’t have that problem.

The director went on to ease some of those overcrowding concerns by revealing that Paul Giamatti, who won the role before the script was written after mentioning that he’d love to play Rhino while appearing on Conan O’Brien‘s talk show, won’t even be appearing as Aleksei Systevich for very long. Webb said that Rhino is only “in the movie for four minutes.” We had previously heard that Rhino was mainly a cameo with the possibility of more to come, but now Webb confirms it. What do you think about the director’s comments about the villains?

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