Does 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Have Another Secret Villain?Nick Romano |
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is already chock full of baddies for the webslinger to face, including Paul Giamatti's Rhino and (the main event) Jamie Foxx's Electro. There was even talk that Colm Feore and Chris Cooper have bigger parts to play, but could there be yet another hidden villain Marc Webb and his team are just waiting to spring on us?
The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' viral site, The Daily Bugle, has published a series of fake news stories set in the Spidey world and written by comic book characters associated with the fictional publication. However, the latest one, "Oscorp Biz Holds Steady," by Joy Mercado, an update on the Osborn family business, mentioned one name in particular that'll surely hit a note with fans of the comics. See if you can spot it:
Despite the assault on Oscorp Tower two weeks ago and the revelation that disgruntled Oscorp employee, Dr. Curt Connors, was responsible for the attack, Oscorp’s stock has climbed four points.
Oscorp spokesman Douglas Menken provided some details from the meeting, including that the construction on the prototype alternative energy power plant, complete with hydroelectric tower, is on schedule for completion within the next year.
Other highlights included a preview of a flight harness for the military and significant advancements in robotics by the head of the engineering division, Spencer Smythe.
Oscorp personnel dismissed questions regarding Norman Osborn’s health and whether the company’s estranged heir apparent, Harry Osborn, is up to the task of running his father’s conglomerate.
Menken stated, “Between the disappearance of Dr. Rajit Ratha, the rogue actions of a very unstable former employee and Norman Osborn’s health concerns, everyone in the media will cry the sky is falling, but just the opposite is true. While everyone else ducks for cover, Oscorp is always reaching for the stars.”
The name that jumps out is Spencer Smythe, creator of the Spider-Man-killing robots dubbed Spider-Slayers. While this doesn't confirm this villain will pop up in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' could he have some larger part to play down the road in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' and beyond?
Giamatti recently revealed that he will indeed be back in action as Rhino for the third installment of the rebooted franchise, pouring more fuel on the rumor flame of an appearance by the Sinister Six down the road. 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan, and is set for release on May 2, 2014.
Do you think we'll be meeting the Spider-Slayers any time soon? Let us know what you think of this latest tease in the comments.