Sony’s Daily Bugle viral site for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been dropping hints to various other characters from the mythology of the character for some time, but this latest one might be the most obscure. The new article references the crime boss “Big Man,” a character that rules over much of the gangs in New York including the previously-teased Enforcers. The really clever part of this post is that the article in question was “written” by Frederick Foswell, the man behind the mask of the “Big Man” who worked at The Daily Bugle under Peter Parker’s nose. Here’s the article:
Only Time for Super Crime
By Frederick Foswell
Despite corroborated reports that a central figure has risen to claim greater control over the Russian organized crime families, the NYPD continues to deny the existence of the lazily nicknamed “Big Man.” (Was “Scary Crime Boss” already taken?) Can’t we come up with a more pointedly clever nickname for this hard-nosed criminal?
In the four months since the terrorist attack on OsCorp Tower, violent crime is way up. Everyone’s afraid of everyone. The nuns are wearing bulletproof habits. Cabbies are afraid to HONK. Hot dog vendors are staying INSIDE their carts. I even overheard someone use the word SORRY.
Is this climate of fear a result of the NYPD shifting its focus towards the potential threat of super-human activity?
I don’t know about you, but Spider-Man doesn’t scare me. Nothing in red spandex scares me. It’s time for the mayor’s office to address the real question at hand: Which is a bigger police priority — organized crime or super-humans?
A source who requested anonymity said, “They just want to do real police work, not chase after unicorns, wall-crawlers and giant mutated reptile-men.”
Might we be seeing Foswell and the “Big Man” on the big screen? Or will the “Big Man” be the given name to Paul Giamatti’s Aleksei Sytsevich given his Russian heritage? One thing is for sure, anything is possible after Sony announced that Venom and Sinister Six spin-offs are in the works!
Opening in theaters on May 2, 2014, the Marc Webb-directed sequel also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.
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In a blockbuster landscape dominated by superheroes, Sony Pictures has one of the most famous with Spider-Man. His latest adventure, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, doesn’t swing around until May, but the studio is already looking two sequels ahead. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is slated for June 10, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 is set for May 4, 2018. But by the time the fourth installment rolls around, there could be a new actor wearing the web-shooters. In a recent interview, star Andrew Garfield mused on the possibility about hanging up the costume after the third film.
In an interview with Yahoo! Movies UK, Garfield says:
“I mean I’m under contract for another one after this… as far as a fourth one? That’s not anything to do with me. But yeah, I think what we’re doing here is we’ve established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world.”
Damn you, Garfield! Don’t you know we won’t be satisfied with the near-future? We have plans to make for 2018, and you need to RSVP now.
Garfield was a fine Spider-Man in the first movie, but even he admits that they now have the opportunity to go much further:
“I think there was something missing in the first one because our focus wasn’t on character as much we were trying to keep a number of plates spinning in the air – How can we reintroduce the character? How do we not upset this guy or this guy? That was a tough wasteland we had to move through. Now we could say, ‘who is this guy?’ How can we best serve Spider-Man?’”
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Sony Pictures Entertainment will release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Imax theaters internationally, starting April 16. It will hit U.S. Imax theaters on May 2.
The giant-screen exhibitor will digitally remaster the tentpole in 3D
“After the enormous worldwide success of The Amazing Spider-Man, we’re looking forward to partnering again with Marc Webb, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach and our friends at Sony Pictures to offer Imax fans around the world an opportunity to experience this highly anticipated film in the immersive Imax 3D format,” Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster said in a statement.
Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and more break down via video soundbytes what to expect from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 based on the trailer.
And the web-covered hits just keep on coming. If by electricity, pumkin bomb or…Rhino…there’s a lot to cover in this first full-length teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and who better to walk us through unpacking it all than director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Dane DeHaan.
I’ve added Andrew’s most recent events to the gallery.
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he writers of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are returning for the upcoming third film.
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner have signed up to write the screenplay for Sony’s third outing featuring Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sony has announced that the third and fourth Amazing Spider-Man films will be released on June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018 respectively.
Marc Webb is expected to return to direct the third installment of the rebooted franchise.
Kurtzman and Orci have also signed up to work on Star Trek 3, while they are producing Universal’s reboot of the Mummy franchise and an adaptation of the Joe Hill comic book Locke & Key.