One of the more interesting aspects of the marketing campaign for Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been its Daily Bugle Tumblr. This viral marketing source has clued fans in on certain plot points about the movie and has included references to easter eggs we might see in the film. The latest post on the site was written by “Frederick Foswell,” who is a reporter-turned-villain from the comics known as the Big Man. The post makes numerous references to New York’s gang problem and hints at a classic Spider-Man villain. Check it out:
With reports of Russian mob activity at an all-time high in the city, many have wondered who these (mostly) men are and what they are trying to accomplish. New Yorkers are no strangers to organized crime, but this time it seems different.
Gregarious, boastful men fill the Brighton beach night scene — every single one of them with a spectacular guttural baritone voice that makes one wonder if there are any gangster tenors.
Mob activity is the suspected cause of a spike in crime across all five boroughs. Not content with hijacking retails goods, sports betting, or drugs, more crime families have become involved in high-tech crimes such as the theft of microchips, processors, experimental metal alloys, and advanced weaponry.
Fancy Dan Brito said during his arraignment for the recent Brighton Beach shootout, “Everything has a price. Including the head of so-called superheroes.”
Longtime comic book readers know that Fancy Dan was part of the mob group known as The Enforcers. The Enforcers were usually seen working with Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin, during the initial Stan Lee/Steve Ditko run on The Amazing Spider-Man title.
It hasn’t been confirmed that The Enforcers will appear in the movie, but with Sony looking to open up Spidey’s world to multiple sequels and spin-offs, it wouldn’t be surprising if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has more cameos than the studio has led us to believe.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit theaters on May 2, 2014.
[via The Daily Bugle]