Amazing Spider-Man 2 Photo: Bracelets and...The Hobgoblin?

by Russ Burlingame

A cryptic photo taken on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2When you see the caption "bracelets" on a new Spider-Man set photo, you expect to see something about the web shooters.

But this shot, from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 shows what looks to be subway tracks, with the closest thing we have to webshooters being a little bit of cobweb between the wood.

The caption says "Mar 83," which might be a clue of some kind. The March, 1983 issues of The Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man featured The Hobgoblin and The Black Cat, respectively. Both of those characters have been speculated to be involved in the Marc Webb-directed sequel but no credible report has emerged to indicate that either character has been cast.

That said, the March 1983 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, which introduced Hobgoblin, is widely considered as one of the best stand-alone stories of the '80s.

Fans don't seem to have had any input into the image, either; while Webb's tweets generally elicit predictions as to what they might mean, nobody has responded to this image yet.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.