It is a truth universally acknowledged that a superhero movie typically collapses when it tries to shoehorn in a lot of villains. (We blame Batman & Robin, mostly.) So some have already expressed concern – if not outright fear – that Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to have trouble fitting in the already announced Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin. Well, if the film’s composer knows what he’s talking about – which he probably does, since he’s actually seen it – the upcoming superhero sequel may be making room for three more. (The following may constitute a SPOILER.)
“I suppose I don’t think it’s a secret anymore,” Hans Zimmer said in a recent interview with the Associated Press (via Huffington Post), “But suddenly the Sinister Six were sort of introduced into the movie because we had a theme for them and it became irresistible to go and shoot these scenes.”
Fans who have been paying attention to Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man franchise are already aware that the studio plans to not only introduce the Sinister Six – an all-star team-up of Spider-Man’s greatest villains – but also give them their own movie directed by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). But we always figured the team would assemble somewhere down the line, in the already-announced Amazing Spider-Man 3 or Amazing Spider-Man 4. If Hans Zimmer is to be believed, they’re already going to appear together by the end of the next movie in the franchise.
Presumably Electro, The Rhino and The Green Goblin are part of the roster, but who are the other two? Will the Lizard return? Will those Doctor Octopus arms and Vulture wings we saw in the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already find their owners by the end of the second film? Will the origin story for Venom somehow fit into the already presumably crowded story of The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
It looks like we’ll find out for sure when Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014.
[Correction: This article originally, inaccurately referred to Amazing Spider-Man as a 20th Century Fox franchise. It has been amended to credit Sony instead.]