The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Official Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster confirms 3 (count 'em, 3!) villains

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Dec 3, 2013, 5:50 PM EST

The official new poster art for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 confirms the appearance of at least three major villains in the film -- and raises even more questions.

Last weekend, over the Thanksgiving break, a fuzzy image of a poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 surfaced online. Now the crystal-clear, hi-def version has been released by Sony Pictures and corroborates recent speculation that Spidey (Andrew Garfield) will face off against a trio of villains in the sequel -- and possibly even more than that.

On the left side of the image, we see long-confirmed menace Electro (Jamie Foxx), while on the right, we get our first good look at the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in his suit -- a mechanized version that's very different from what we've seen Aleksei Sytsevich wear in the comics.

But dead center, hovering in the distance above Spider-Man's head, is another figure on a glider -- which can only mean one of two things. It could be Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) in Green Goblin mode, or his son, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), as either the Hobgoblin or the Green Goblin.

Which do you think? Based on the image, we're guessing that it's DeHaan as Harry. But other questions remain. Whose face is leering down at the scene from a screen above Electro's head? Is that Harry as well, or someone else? Will Norman go full Goblin before the movie is over?

If we had to make a bet, we'd wager than Rhino shows up early in the film and is dispatched by Spider-Man, while Electro dominates the bulk of the story. But somehow Harry and Norman will get drawn into the action as well, and we're thinking that the end of the movie will hint at Norman's return in the next film and the formation of the Sinister Six.

Has your head exploded yet? Scrutine the images below, read the newly released plot description, and start praying that the wealth of bad guys doesn't turn this into a new version of Spider-Man 3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens on May 2, 2014.

(via Slashfilm)