Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
The first trailer for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been out for a few hours now which, in Internet time, means it’s old news. (If you haven’t seen it, click here.) By now, fans have tried to dissect the secrets it holds, and there are plenty. We clearly see Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) as the Green Goblin. We clearly see Peter has to deal with the actions of his deceased father (Campbell Scott). We see Peter fighting Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and we see why they cut out Mary Jane. There’s a lot of story here. So much, in fact, the trailer makes it look like Green Goblin and Rhino are the primary villains and Electro (Jamie Foxx) is second tier. Which is simply not the case.
Despite all that, the biggest surprise in the trailer comes at the 1:16 mark. It’s a quick shot that, one site reports, is the post-credits tease of the Sinister Six. Did you catch it? Check it out below.
ScreenCrush pointed this out. Here’s the moment in GIF form. MAJOR SPOILERS, obviously, but it’s in the trailer so maybe not.
That’s someone (Norman Osborn, possibly, or maybe another Oscorp employee) walking by Doc Ock’s tentacles and Vulture’s wings, two more members of the Sinister Six. (Note: Marc Webb also confirmed this.)
ScreenCrush says this is the post-credits scene. If so, that kind of not-so-subtle tease would be perfect. In the context of the trailer, it also makes sense to tease Richard Parker’s discovery of Oscorp’s ulterior motives. That, in turn, plays into some recent quotes from the director saying Oscorp will, ultimately, be the biggest villain in the universe. Still, it’s a pretty big hat tip to fans about where this series is going.
Also of note is the post-credits sequence in the first Amazing Spider-Man. We see a mystery man talking to the Lizard about “the truth” regarding Richard Parker. That seems now to refer to Parker’s knowledge of Oscorp’s tech development which will eventually be all these villains. And now you can say that person had to be Norman Osborn. Still – how did he disappear? Some of that new tech? Here’s the scene if you need a reminder.
Do you agree that above moment is a tease for Doc Ock and Vulture? Could that be a tease in the movie and not the post-credit? And even if it IS in the movie, is it too big a spoiler to place in the film?