Future of The Amazing Spider-Man

Scott Iwaniec

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaves a lot of loose ends open for future films. We already have confirmation by Sony that we will be seeing a third and fourth Amazing Spider-Man; a Venom movie and Sinister 6 movie. I think it’s good that we take some time to talk about what the future holds for the Spider-Man cinematic Universe.

Electro, played by Jamie Foxx in the Amazing Spiderman 2 (AP Photo)
Electro, played by Jamie Foxx in the Amazing Spiderman 2 (AP Photo)

We see in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a set up for the Sinister 6 to arrive. In this film alone we have three Villains introduced: Electro, Green Goblin, and Rhino. If you have already seen the film, you would have clearly noticed Doc Ock arms vulture wings in multiple scenes (this isn’t a spoiler it was in the trailer). This gives us five of the six, so who is the last one? Many speculate it to be Venom, but personally I think they should bring back the Lizard, and here’s why: The after credit scene of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaves a loose end that foreshadows his return. We see him in a cell getting a visit by a mysterious character. This mysterious character also visits Harry at the end of the film, foreshadowing his return. To me, it only makes sense The Lizard is bound to seek revenge. I also am against the idea of Venom. Venom is an alien entity that latches on to a host and seeks control. Regarding the Venom story lines, this character alone cannot work with a team. He has no motivation to work with a team and has no intelligence. Of course you can just say that the person it latches on to can team up and use the venom power. I think that would be kind of stupid, because that’s so out of character of what Venom actually is.

I also think that since Venom has its own standalone film, he will be introduced there, and go on to face Spider-Man at some other point. But of course there’s evidence arguing otherwise; in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 we see six doors in the “special projects” area. Since Lizard is already used, what’s in the sixth one?

Some people have asked me about Mary Jane Watson. MJ is played by Shailene Woodley, from Divergent, and was edited out of the film to give more time to the Peter/Gwen relationship. We will be seeing her in the future.

The last big question is who is the mysterious figure that visits everyone in the cells at the end? I have a feeling its Norman. Even though he died, remember that we never saw a body.