[Movies] The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Viral Site Makes Hobgoblin and Shocker References
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.28.2013
Take a look…
- The Daily Bugle (the viral site for The Amazing Spider-Man 2) has posted the following text, which makes mention of the alter egos of comic book villains Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds) and Shocker (Herman Schultz). It reads as follows…
"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."
Previously the site has made teases for Bugle editor in chief J. Jonah Jameson, photographer Eddie Brock (aka Venom), the organized crime team The Enforcers and others. No official word if they are appearing in the next film, but with the announcement of the Venom and Sinister Six films, it seems as if they are planning to expand the characters in the new Spider-Man cinematic universe.