The Amazing Spider-Man (And Sequels)

I wrote a few pieces about The Amazing Spider-Man and potential sequels. The review was split into two categories: a look at the source material and decisions that were made, before I got to the more important question: Whether it was good and why.

I also listed the comics that seemed to influence the film.

Along with The Avengers, the film was an example of a new phenomenon: the “word of mouth” cliffhanger.

And then there’s the sequels. I pondered the reasons the Ultimate Spider-Man version of Venom might be a good antagonist for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, before considering what I would do for that film and for the conclusion of the trilogy with the inevitable battle between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin. I also weighed the argument that it would be best for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to introduce an entirely new villain, and noted the advantages of Morbius in that role.

With the Jamie Foxx news, I considered that casting and the possibilities of Electro as a bad guy. And when Paul Giammati was cast as the Rhino, I did the same with that bad guy.

And I thought about Marvel’s options for upcoming Spider-Man films when they’re done with the current trilogy, coming to the conclusion that Kraven the Hunter makes a lot of sense as a big bad.

I looked at how Spider-Man could fit into The Avengers sequels and pondered how a Venom spin-off franchise could work. Although, it may still have been wisest for Sony to finish the Raimi/ Maguire films before rebooting.

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy banner

After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came out, I wrote about whether the “one villain rule” should apply to Spider-Man movies.

And I considered one significant omission from a major comics story that was adapted for the film.

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