Just how many villains is Amazing Spider-Man 2 going to have? We're not sure, but The Daily Bugle Tumblr page keeps teasing potential villains. Of course, we're not sure how correlated the The Daily Bugle viral campaign and the actual movie are. It could be that many of the names mentioned on the viral site don't appear in the movie. However, we're betting that they might appear, but not take on their villain role until Amazing Spider-Man 3 or another future movie.
Here's the latest viral post from The Daily Bugle Tumblr. While the majority of the article is about the upcoming trial of Curt Connors, the names of Ned Leeds, Anne Weying and Donald Menken are mentioned. Of course, Ned Leeds became the Hobgoblin, and Anne Weying became She-Venom.
Cold Blooded Killer? By Ned Leeds, City Bureau.
A trial date has been set in the New York Appellate Court for alleged bio-terrorist Dr. Curt Connors. The former Oscorp biogenetics scientist has been indicted on twenty city and state counts, including trespassing, malicious destruction of property, theft of private property, aggravated assault, and using a weapon of mass destruction. Connors has pleaded “not guilty” to all counts. It is expected his defense attorney, Anne Weying, will claim Connors was not responsible for the actions of his genetically transformed alter ego, the Lizard.
Connors claimed that pressure placed on him by his employer, Oscorp, led him to rush his bio-restorative formula and test it on himself. He further stipulated to the grand jury that his decision to use the untested compound was made in an effort to protect the company from experimenting on innocent civilians, as directed by his superiors. Connors’ immediate supervisor at Oscorp, Dr. Rajit Ratha, has been missing since the day before the Lizard’s attack.
Oscorp spokesman, Donald Menken, responded, “We can’t corroborate or deny Dr. Connor’s claims. Dr. Ratha’s abrupt departure from Oscorp has left us with far more questions than answers. Needless to say, Oscorp has always complied with the most stringent local, state and federal regulations for all of our research and development.”