‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Viral: Oscorp Seeks Interns

The Oscorp internship program is looking for new recruits, and Dr. Curt Connors wants you for his reptile genetics lab.

Following last week’s effort to track sightings of the Lizard that culminated in the reveal of the Oscorp website and a featurette about the Lizard, “The Amazing Spider-Man’s” viral marketing campaign has now moved its focus to Oscorp Industries. A new video features Connors (pre-Lizard transformation) inviting ARG players to join in the science internship program, and the application process begins today.

“Our internship program has produced award-winners, professors and prodigies, so how do you plan to move us forward? Let me give you a hint. It all begins and ends with herpetology, the study of reptiles,” Connors said in the new video.

It’s fitting that this new video comes following the Lizard-centric featurette released through the viral on Friday, because it seems like we’re going to learn a bit more about Connors very soon. In the featurette, actor Rhys Ifans and director Marc Webb discuss whether Dr. Curt Connors is a hero or a villain, and decide that he’s a little bit of both.

“He’s a professor of cross-species genetics at a corporation called Oscorp, where he’s been doing various experiments. Peter’s father Richard Parker and Curt Connors were pioneers, if you like, in science. There’s a level of guilt in Connors when he sees Peter. Connors knows something about him,” Ifans said. “He’s a man with needs and anxieties. Connors does feel cheated by god, and he’s looking for answers in science. God seems to intervene.”

Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man” focuses on Peter Parker’s journey to discover the secret of his parents’ disappearance. That brings him face-to-face with Dr. Curt Connors, who ends up becoming the film’s villain, The Lizard. It’s due in theaters on July 3.

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