Marc Webb suggests villain for Amazing Spider-Man sequel

Although he's not entirely serious...

The Amazing Spider-Man might only just be swinging into cinemas today, but director Marc Webb already has one eye on a potential sequel, and has been pondering which villain he'd like to see go toe to toe with Spidey.

"I do think it would be tricky to totally invent a major villain, but if I did that it would be The Mime,” he told THR. “My big contribution would be a villain called The Mime. That’s a joke, by the way. A joke."

So if we won't be seeing The Mime anytime soon, what can we expect from any future antagonists? Well according to Webb, whoever they choose will be an established figure from existing Spider-Man lore.

"I think you have to be pretty protective of the canon when it comes to villains,” he said. “And Spider-Man has a great rogues gallery, so there’s a lot to choose from." Sounds like nobody has bagged the gig as yet, then, but Webb does at least sound confident that a sequel will happen.

"I wanted to create a universe that works in and of itself for one movie, but I wanted to create a universe that not only can withstand but anticipate future storylines," he said. "Movies like this tend to have sequels, [though] ultimately the audience will tell us if they want one. But I kind of thought it was an interesting thing to anticipate those storylines and think about the backstories and how we can parlay those into an ongoing story."

The Amazing Spider-Man opens in UK cinemas on this very day. What are you waiting for? Web-slinging antics await!

Will you be checking out the wall-crawler's new adventure? Tell us, below.


    • SiMan

      Jul 3rd 2012, 12:46

      So, i take it there isn't an extra scene after the Credits that gives a clue to the direction of the 2nd film?

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    • Indianabones

      Jul 3rd 2012, 13:50

      I love the idea of sowing the seeds in movies for future sequels! makes it all more interesting! looking forward to seeing this tomorrow morning!!

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    • bencobra

      Jul 3rd 2012, 16:10

      I think this previous news item may be a clue

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 3rd 2012, 20:03

      SiMan - no that's Marvel movies, Spider-man is made by Sony.

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    • Lampost

      Jul 4th 2012, 18:06

      There's a scene midway through the credits.

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    • hawkmans12

      Jul 20th 2012, 20:31

      i think they should put shocker and the green goblin.

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