Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper and Jamie Foxx have major awards movies coming to theaters in the coming weeks, but when microphones are placed in front of them at contemporary film festivals, all anyone wants to ask them about is The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
And miraculously, sometimes they actually give answers.
Cooper, for instance, was in Toronto promoting the screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County. But when asked about his role of Norman Osborn in Marc Webb’s sequel, Cooper told Access Hollywood that next summer’s film will be “an introduction” to the character that “leads to better things in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”
“I think it’s fair to say that he’s on his last legs and I don’t know if I can say anything more,” Cooper said.
Giamatti was equally evasive when talking to MTV News in Toronto on behalf of his JFK assassination drama Parkland. You can watch the video here, and listen to Giamatti dodge questions about the inevitability of Spider-Man facing off against the Sinister Six on-screen in the immediate future.
He says it… without actually saying it. Which is funny, because Foxx comes right out in an interview with Total Film and admits:
"Yes, they actually talked about it, the Sinister Six. So, fingers crossed, because when you think about it, electricity never dies, it just goes to a different place."
Is that a spoiler for the end of ASM 2? Does that mean Electro absolutely will be around for part three, and the possible formation of the Sinister Six? We still have months to go before Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) slugs it out in the next movie, but wheels are turning on subsequent sequels. Do you like what you are hearing?