Paul Giamatti to play The Rhino in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'?
Actor is in talks to join the sequel
I don't think two villains is a problem, if you have capable writers. I think you can look back through years of Spider-man comics and see numerous villain collaborations. My favorite of all is The Sinister Six. I always hoped, if they weren't going to end the Spider-man movie franchise with either the Green Goblin or Venom, that they would go out with a bang with the Sinister Six. Even though I hate The Vulture with a passion, I could live with him if he was sharing the screen with Doc Ock, Sandman, Kraven the Hunter, Electro, and Mysterio. How cool would that be? I know it would have been ten times better than the abortion that was Spider-man 3.
Spider-man 3 didn't fail because of too many villains. Spider-man 3 failed because Sam Raimi didn't know what the hell he was doing. He didn't know if he was wrapping up the story line between Harry and Peter or creating a new one. He was changing the entire background story of Uncle Ben. He brought Venom into play when he really didn't need to. He gave Harry a completely different look. Harry was supposed to pick up the torch where his father left off, not become The Green Snowboarder. He looked ridiculous. And speaking of ridiculous...let's not forget the musical number and Peter going "emo" whenever the symbiote took him over. How stupid was that!?
I remember sitting in the movie theatre thinking: "Yep. George Lucas and Sam Raimi have single-handedly taken two things from my childhood and destroyed them. Bravo."