Rumor: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Sets Up Big Villain Plans for Sequel
Fresh out of the rumor mill comes some big news for the future of the rebooted webcrawler franchise. Currently, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is shooting in New York City, and we already know that the primary bad guys will be Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino. In addition, Chris Cooper has been cast as Norman Osborne, though there's been no indication of any Green Goblin activity just yet. However, Comic Book Movie is reporting a huge new rumor that will make the next film in the series packed full of bad guys. First of all, supposedly the already cast Colm Feore will play The Vulture.
*Potential spoilers abound for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so bewere*
The report says Feore is playing Adrian Toomes, the alter ego of the familiar Spider-Man villain, but that's not the biggest news. Supposedly, The Vulture will end up joining forces with Rhino, Electro and Green Goblin (who they say will end up seeing some action) to begin forming The Sinister Six, which will be the force to be reckoned with in The Amazing Spider-Man 3. The Playlist points out that this wouldn't be all that surprising since producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad hinted that the iconic villain group might come together in what would become a new trilogy.
However, what's not clear right now, is which two villains would complete the ensemble. The group has seen Mysterio, Sandman, Kraven the Hunter and Doctor Octopus as part of the group, so there are plenty of options. Right now we're taking this rumor with a grain of salt, if only because this sounds like a lot of action to handle (two villains can be hard enough to execute), but this would be quite an epic collection of villains. There's a chance Spidey dispenses with a villain like The Rhino easily and that leads him to someone like Green Goblin doing nefarious activities, but we'll have to wait and see how this all plays out. Stay tuned for anymore developments. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives on May 2nd, 2014.