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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Viral Site Teases Hobgoblin and She-Venom

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 21:23

Sony has updated their Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral site with another Daily Bugle article which adds some more villains to the mix with Hobgoblin and She-Venom.

The article is about Dr. Curt Connors going to court for his crimes in Amazing Spider-Man.

We see it's written by Ned Leeds, who became a brainwashed victim in the comics donning the Hobgoblin mantle.

Mention is also made of Anne Weying, who in the comics becomes She-Venom.

In an interesting development, Dr. Rajit Ratha (Irrfan Khan) is stated to be still missing even though Spider-Man saved him in the movie. Before the Lizard attacked Ratha, he fired Connors and took some of his serum. It's been long speculated that Ratha will become the Protogoblin, even though the actor seemed against playing a villain.

A previous post for the viral site mentioned Spencer Smythe, Curt Connors & a sick Norman Osborn.

Here is the latest:


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.” 

The "Amazing Spider-Man 2" swings into theaters May 2nd, 2014 directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn.

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In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone),high schoolgraduation can't come quickly enough. Peter hasn'tforgottenabout the promise he made to Gwen's father toprotecther by staying away – but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The sequel hits theaters on May 2, 2014.