Marc Webb delivered at a keynote at SXSW in Austin, TX earlier this afternoon. During his presentation he addressed the concern that there are too many villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. “Paul [Giamatti] is in the movie for four minutes,” the director said.
Webb also promised that his new sequel will deliver a lot more than 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man:
There was a moment deep in the [first film’s] post-production process where a giant lizard smashed through a wall chasing a boy-man in a unitard and I said, ‘This is not grounded’.
I’m going to embrace the spectacle. I’m not going to be beholden to smallness. I want it to be fantastic, to be big, to command and express that feeling when you’re a kid and reading the comics. … I didn’t want to hide or shy away from that.