New DAILY BUGLE Article Hints At Several Villains As Well As The SPIDER-SLAYER

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daily bugle bannerThe Tumblr viral marketing page for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has posted a new edition of The Daily Bugle. The new article from the esteemed paper features an interview with OsCorp Head of Engineering Spencer Smythe. The article seems to hint at some tech for Green Goblin, Rhino, and possibly the Vulture. The comments about significant breakthroughs could be interpreted as technological developments that gives rise to Spider-Man‘s most fearsome villains. The most interesting thing may be the reference to Spencer‘s son Alistair Smythe, better known to us as the Spider-Slayer. Alistair is probably best known from his multiple appearances in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. He was the wheelchair bound scientist who transformed himself into an ultimate Spider-hunting machine. These articles have been peppered with comic book nods and tips of the hat. Though they may never materialize in the films themselves, they do make for some exciting marketing. You can read the article in its entirety below. What do you think about the multiple villain nods?

December 3, 2013
By Joy Mercado
OsCorp Industries wants to usher in an age of robotics, and has pumped piles of cash into robotics research. My interview mission? Pry some secrets out of OsCorp’s Head Engineer, Spencer Smythe.
DB: Can you summarize your recent work in one word?
Smythe: Mobility.
DB: Elaborate, please.
Smythe: If you wanted an elaborate answer, why did you ask for a single word?
DB: Tell me something no one else knows about your research.
Smythe: We have made significant breakthroughs in the field of manned flight technology, fluidity of movement, speed and dexterity evinced by our larger robotic devices.
DB: Hardware or software?
Smythe: Both. One feeds the other. Better machines with enhanced artificial intelligence networks making informed, logical choices at greater speeds. Better bodies and better brains.
DB: And how do you see this being commercially applied?
Smythe (laughing): I don’t do marketing. Engineering innovation doesn’t result from a focus on revenue.
DB: There are rumors the NYPD is interested.
Smythe: Well, if you want to catch the right fly, you have to spin the right web.
DB: Very clever. One last thing, how is it working with your son?
Smythe: Alistair is a brilliant young engineer and I’m thrilled to see his career develop. I’d better watch my back or he’ll have my job before too long!
DB: Domo arigato.

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