[Movies] Amazing Spider-Man 2 Viral Article References Another Villain
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.17.2013
A more obscure one...
The Daily Bugle Tumblr site that Sony has set up for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been dropping all sorts of names from Spidey's universe and while it's unlikely that we'll see any of these characters in the upcoming film (outside of perhaps brief cameos), it's a nice little way to expand the universe. The latest Bugle article (readable here) makes reference to another villain from Peter Parker's history in the crime boss Big Man. The article is written by Frederick Foswell, who in the comics actually was Big Man and worked at the Bugle under Peter's nose.
You can check out the article below. The film opens on May 2nd, 2014.
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."