By Charles Webb
The ’Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is leaving the door open for at least two more villains, thanks to a recent post on the film’s Daily Bugle Tumblr.
The latest post focuses on the upcoming trial of Dr. Curt Connors, AKA the Lizard, with the Rhys Ifans character catching a few charges for his alter ego’s rampage through New York in the first film.
The lawyer defending Connors for his attempted lizardization of New York without a license is defense attorney Anne Weying who fans might know as the ex-wife of Eddie Brock, the disgraced journalist and high top fade enthusiast who would one day become Venom.
Weying would, herself end up with a symbiote makeover as the murderous She-Venom after being shot and bonding with the alien suit in the 90’s miniseries, “Venom: Sinner Take All.” She wasn’t the ego-driven lunatic that her ex was, but nonetheless racked up the body count as She-Venom
Also: the Hobgoblin is being teased! Or at least, the Sony marketing wants us to think he is. The byline for the the latest story is by Ned Leeds, a Bugle reporter who is set up to take the fall as the Hobgoblin by the original incarnation of that villain, Roderick Kingsley.
In the comics, poor Ned led the patsy’s life, first brainwashed by the first Hobgoblin to wear the mask and hood (because it’s always good to have a second set of prints on your crime-doing stuff). Leeds would later get tangled up with the Kingpin before being murdered in Berlin.
These are all, of course, long-range teases, theoretically, as “Amazing Spider-Man 2” (and 3, and 4) writers Orci and Kurtzman presumably continue to hammer out where all of the villains fit into Peter Parker’s increasingly complicated life.
“Amazing Spider-Man 2” will be in theaters May 2nd, 2014.
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