So how's this for a trilogy - 1. Lizard, hint at Green Goblin. 2 Green Goblin, introduce MJ, kill off Gwen. 3. Venom.
The issue with this reboot is just that, back to revisiting the same foes? Let's hope not. As Digific
says lets mix it up. I feel we are getting Lizard mainly cause he was essentially sold to us in the Raimi films. Almost as if Sony conceded to let that be a major drawing point from the prior series.
If we were operating within the already defined universe then Hobgoblin would be a natural villain to appear. As it is now you have to go back and do Green first and you don't want goblins in back-to-back films. Visual stagnation, lack of creativity and other such complaints would happen and have some truth.
Man-Wolf(groundwork laid in Spidey2)
Carnage(groundwork laid in Spidey3-same goblin issue as here)
The crowd at The Avengers midnight really seemed largely indifferent to the trailer.