And that, true believers, can only be a bad thing. On paper, Spider-Man 3 sounded like the greatest superhero movie ever, what with the webslinger going up against Sandman, Hobgoblin and Venom all in one popcorn-friendly flick. But the old adage of "too many cooks" also applies to "too many villains" and next year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to be falling into the same trap that made Spider-Man 3 a total train wreck.
Let's count the baddies here then. From my reckoning, you've got Norman and Harry Osbourn (Green Goblin and Hobgoblin respectively), Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as some sort of mech-enhanced Rhino (sure to piss-off the comic book traditionalists), Dr Curt Connors/The Lizard still skulking around and even a glimpse at one point of something that looks possibly like the Vulture's wings. Heck, there's even the return of Tobey Maguire's emo-fringe, this time slapped across Dan DeHaan's Harry Osborn's forehead. Will they ever learn? I hope my fears will be proved wrong.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits UK cinemas on the 18th of April 2014. Calm your inner fanboy's shattered nerves by watching Sam Raimi's superb Spider-Man 2 in the meantime.