After seeing The Amazing Spider-Man twice so far, the movie has now become a modern Marvel version of Donner’s Superman for me. It’s tone and pacing is very similar to how Donner handled the Man of Steel, but it’s Spider-Man and the movie hits some very similar emotional beats that Donner did in his movie. And those people who are claiming that Horner didn’t produce a good “theme” for Spidey are dead wrong. His theme soars and, completely unlike Danny Elfman’s noise in Raimi’s movie, is heroic. It’s a great theme for Spidey.
Now it sounds like Marvel may be eyeing an Avengers model for the Spidey series, only this time the villains will be who will be introduced over the course of the movies. SuperHeroHype talked with the producers and brought up the subject of the Sinister Six and introducing them one by one until Spidey fights them all:
SHH: Do you feel like you need to stay away from some of the villains that have appeared in the Sam Raimi movies? Or can you redefine them within the context of this new Spider-Man?
Arad: Well, not really. There are so many ways to paint these villains, all of them. As you know, one of the great sagas in the Spider-Man universe is of course the Sinister Six. I think “Avengers” did okay the last time I looked.
Tolmach: It’s going to be okay.
Arad: Yeah, it will survive.
SHH: So are you suggesting you’re going to do five Spider-Man movies introducing each villain and then the sixth movie will have the Sinister Six?
Tolmach: It seems like a good model.
The way I’d do it is introduce someone other than Goblin in the second movie. You need to save him for the end of the Gwen Stacy saga. So maybe do Vulture or even Scorpion in the second movie, then Goblin in the third movie. The fourth could bring in Mary Jane and then do Doc Ock again and round out the last one with Electro or Mysterio. Just avoid Venom at all costs.