shocker vs spidey

So it seems as if the folks in marketing over at the Amazing Spider-Man franchise are laying down even more back-story (and potential future enemies) for the film version of the webslinger. In yet another Daily Bugle/tumblr post, they’re mentioning two familiar names to get people’s juices flowing – Herman Schultz (aka Shocker) and Stan Carter (aka Sin-Eater). Check out the story below:

A shocking Midtown bank robbery was foiled yesterday by Spider-Man. New York’s superhuman vigilante caught the mechanically augmented robber, suspected in two previous bank heists, as he fled the scene with the stolen loot.
Police arrived on the scene as Spider-Man finished webbing up the suspect, who was arrested and later identified as disgruntled engineer, Herman Schultz. Schultz created wrist-gauntlets that are capable of emitting a vibratory wave of pressure that proved capable of tearing apart a four-foot thick steel vault.
NYPD Special Crimes Unit Detective Stan Carter stated that Schultz had officially been remanded into custody and is being held at the Ravencroft Institute pending his preliminary hearing. When asked how a “disgruntled engineer” could create such dangerous weapons, Carter said, “Shocking, right? All that genius but no escape plan.”

Of course, whether we’ll see these guys show up or not remains to be seen. They could just be fleshing out the world so that when three villains show up we’re already under the impression that the Spider-Man world has gone to hell. They teased The Enforcers a short while back, so why not just role with it? I guess we’ll find out if anyone gets a cameo come May 2nd of the new year.


Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.

Category: Comics, Film