It seems like every couple of weeks, Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is reported to have yet another villain in it. At this rate, the screen will be so crowded that we won’t even be able to tell what’s going on. Now, in a bit of viral marketing, the powers-that-be are hinting at even more baddies for Spidey to face. Check it out below.
This is the mock-up Daily Bugle report that showed up via Tumblr:
A trial date has been set in the New York Appellate Court for alleged bio-terrorist Dr. Curt Connors. The former Oscorp biogenetics scientist has been indicted on twenty city and state counts, including trespassing, malicious destruction of property, theft of private property, aggravated assault, and using a weapon of mass destruction.
Connors has pleaded “not guilty” to all counts. It is expected his defense attorney, Anne Weying, will claim Connors was not responsible for the actions of his genetically transformed alter ego, the Lizard.
Connors claimed that pressure placed on him by his employer, Oscorp, led him to rush his bio-restorative formula and test it on himself. He further stipulated to the grand jury that his decision to use the untested compound was made in an effort to protect the company from experimenting on innocent civilians, as directed by his superiors. Connors’ immediate supervisor at Oscorp, Dr. Rajit Ratha, has been missing since the day before the Lizard’s attack.
Oscorp spokesman, Donald Menken, responded, “We can’t corroborate or deny Dr. Connor’s claims. Dr. Ratha’s abrupt departure from Oscorp has left us with far more questions than answers. Needless to say, Oscorp has always complied with the most stringent local, state and federal regulations for all of our research and development.”
In addition to the article being “written” by Ned Leeds – AKA the first Hobgoblin – there is also mention of Anne Weying – ex-wife of Eddie Brock/Venom. While that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be trying to cram more bad guys into the second of the series, it does look like they could be setting up for Amazing Spider-Man 3. Or they could just be having fun teasing our nerd-boners.
So how do you, the Nerd Readers feel about this? Should they make every effort to flesh out the Spider-Man universe or is there such a thing as too many villains?
Check out the current menagerie of evil-doers when Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits the big screen next year, on May 2nd.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.