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!
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