We already know that Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) will be clashing with Electro (Jamie Foxx) and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in the upcoming ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘. But Foxx mentioned that Sony has brought up the idea of ‘The Sinister Six’ and that he’d be up for reprising his role as Electro.
Now the fake website for The Daily Bugle has run a report entitled ‘Oscorp Biz Holds Steady’ riddled with Easter Eggs that at least hint at some future film possibilities. First of all, the article’s writer, Joy Mercado is an actual Daily Bugle reporter from the comics. First she mentions an Oscorp spokesman named Donald Menken. In the comics, Norman Osborn has an assistant named Douglas Menken. Is there a connection?
Then there is mention made of Norman Osborn’s failing health, which presumably will lead to his transformation into the Green Gobiln, probably falling more in line with The Ultimate version. This doesn’t come as that great a shock, as most assumed the villain would appear eventually.
Besides that, the next big name drop is that of Spencer Smythe, who, in the comics, invented the robotic Spider-Slayers. (His son Alistair later took on the name Spider-Slayer when he mutated into a monstrous super villain.) Spencer Smythe also worked closely with Mark Raxton who became The Molten Man.
In the same sentence, it is mentioned that a flight harness is being developed for the military, obviously a reference to The Vulture. It was previously reported that Colm Feore had been cast to play Adrian Toomes in ‘ASM 2’ which would set the stage for him taking flight in the third movie.
There is also a mention of using “hydroelectric” power. The line could be meaningless, but the way it is written makes it seem that the term was put there on purpose, making one wonder if Hydroman will make a future appearance.
Marc Webb stated previously that Spider-Man might not be the focus in a fourth movie. From the way it sounds, the third movie will introduce a couple of new threats, I would guess Green Goblin and The Vulture and then the fourth movie will actually assemble the Sinister Six, bringing in one more new character to round out that team. With six major villains, that’s not going to leave a lot of face-time for Spidey, so I expect him to appear, but that the movie will focus more on the bad guys.
What do you think? Any credence to this report? Or are we reading too deeply into this?