Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man never got a chance to web-sling a third time, as the Amazing Spider-Man series was canceled even though the second movie spent a lot of time setting up future films that never came to be. Perhaps that’s for the best — not just because Homecoming was great, but also because the plans for the future of the Amazing Spiderverse sounded crazy. Like, “the villain is the resurrected, frozen severed head of Norman Osbourne” crazy.
Marc Webb, the director behind the films, spoke to Den of Geek and revealed some of the plans for the next movies in the third Amazing Spider-Man and the planned Sinister Six spinoff, which would’ve focused on the villains.
“We were talking about the Sinister Six,” Webb explained. “They were going to make a Sinister Six movie before we did the third one. But I wanted…Chris Cooper was going to come back and play the Goblin. We were going to freeze his head, and then he was going to be brought back to life.”
Let’s pause for just a moment to let that sink in … Ready? Okay, here’s the rest of the quote.
“And then there was that character called The Gentleman. We had some notions about how to do it, but I think maybe we were thinking too far ahead when we started building in those things. But it was a fun exercise. I look back very fondly on those days,” Webb said.
Later in the interview, Webb clarified that Norman Osbourne’s head would have been the main villain of the series.
Spider-Man: Homecoming was pretty good.