Aside from the incredibly bad choice to have Paul Giamatti as the Rhino, how have the people behind superhero movies not learned that cramming their films with as many villains as they can is bad for the franchise's longevity? Consider the following:
- Batman - The Joker
- Batman Returns - The Penguin, Catwoman
- Batman Forever - Two-Face, the Riddler
- Batman & Robin - Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Bane
- Batman Triumphant - CANCELLED
- Spider-Man - Green Goblin
- Spider-Man 2 - Doc Ock, Harry Osborn
- Spider-Man 3 - Harry Osborn, Sandman, Venom
- Spider-Man 4 - CANCELLED
- Fantastic Four - Dr. Doom
- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - Dr. Doom, Silver Surfer, Galactus
- Fantastic Four: Bawkbagawk - CANCELLED
Granted, there are some exceptions to this rule. Each of Christopher Nolan's Batman films featured at least three major villains. And while the X-Men films haven't died yet, the worst two films by far in that franchse, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, are just a cluster***k of characters.
Even if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't going with the Sinister Six route, that's still three villains in this film when you throw in Norman Osborn, who's almost universally expected to be a part of this film. Then consider that the film is also introducing Harry Osborn and Mary Jane, and you've got the perfect recipe for a movie so overloaded with characters and storylines that none of them work.