Five things you may have missed from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

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[WARNING: #5 IS A POTENTIAL MAJOR SPOILER]

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer exploded the Internet today and throughout the trailer little Easter eggs and hints were dropped on a few characters and the potential future of the franchise. Here are five little goodies that you may have missed in the trailer.

1. Felicia Hardy/Black Cat was shown in the trailer

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At about 1:30 in the trailer, you can see actress Felicity Jones staring down Green Goblin. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed that Jones is actually playing Felicia Hardy (and she isn’t actually in her famous costume), her response to the question of her role as Black Cat is a telling sign that she is actually playing the attractive burglar.

2. …And Vulture and Doc Ock make six.

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In a not-so-subtle hint that Doc Ock and Vulture are to appear in future Spider-Man films, the addition of the two villains completes the roster for Spider-Man’s infamous Sinister Six. In the comics, Doctor Octopus called upon Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and Vulture to team up and take down the wall-crawler.

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In this cinematic version, it is OsCorp and its experiments that can “literally change the world” that will put together the villains that will go up against Spider-Man. Lizard, Electro, Rhino, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and Vulture are all products of OsCorp.

3. Venom Storage, Experiment OCT 32A, Ravencroft and Dr. Morbius.

At the 0:52 mark in the trailer you see a list of directories on the OsCorp servers. There are four things to take note of here: Venom storage, Experiment OCT 32A, Ravencroft and Dr. Morbius.

While Venom storage could mean anything, keep in mind that Marc Webb has been taking a lot of inspiration from the Ultimate Spider-Man series. In Ultimate Spider-Man, Ben Parker and Eddie Brock’s father created the Venom suit as a cure for cancer. With the Amazing Spider-Man series set to go to 5 films, a Venom story arc after the Sinister Six story arc is not that far-fetched.

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Next up is Experiment OCT 32A, which is a reference to Doc Ock’s 32 appearances in the Ultimate Spider-Man series (hence 32A). Could this mean that Experiment OCT 32A is a designation to Doc Ock’s mechanical arms? I guess we’ll find out.*

Ravencroft is a reference to the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane, Spider-Man’s version of Arkham Asylum. With Ravencroft on OsCorp’s directory does this mean that they are the one running the asylum or do they have plans of breaking out the criminals within Ravencroft?

Lastly, we have Dr. Morbius a clear reference to Dr. Michael Morbius, the living vampire. Morbius is another of Spider-Man foes, although Morbius switches between good and bad from time to time.

4. The mysterious man returns

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At the end of the first The Amazing Spider-Man, a mysterious man visits the cell of Curt Connors. He appears again in the trailer walking around OsCorp’s top-secret facility. The identity of the man is still unknown, but one can imagine that his identity will be revealed in the sequel.

[WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILER BELOW]

5. “The Night Gwen Stacy Died”

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The biggest tease revealed in the trailer is the death of Gwen Stacy. In the comics, Green Goblin kidnaps Gwen Stacy and both Spider-Man and Goblin battle it out at the George Washington Bridge. Goblin hurls Gwen off the bridge and in an attempt to save her, Spider-Man shoots a web strand at her leg to prevent her from colliding with the ground. Without knowing it, his actions caused Gwen’s neck to snap from the whiplash of the sudden stop.

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While it isn’t the George Washington Bridge, a few scenes in the trailer look very similar to the comic version of Gwen Stacy’s death. Gwen’s outfit, Green Goblin being in the same building and Spider-Man slinging his web are all taken from the comic. I would expect Gwen Stacy to die at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webslings into theaters on May 2nd.

*Experiment OCT 32A info via Bob

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