Sony’s Daily Bugle viral site for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been dropping hints to various other characters from the mythology of the character for some time, but this latest one might be the most obscure. The new article references the crime boss “Big Man,” a character that rules over much of the gangs in New York including the previously-teased Enforcers. The really clever part of this post is that the article in question was “written” by Frederick Foswell, the man behind the mask of the “Big Man” who worked at The Daily Bugle under Peter Parker’s nose. Here’s the article:
Only Time for Super Crime
By Frederick Foswell
Despite corroborated reports that a central figure has risen to claim greater control over the Russian organized crime families, the NYPD continues to deny the existence of the lazily nicknamed “Big Man.” (Was “Scary Crime Boss” already taken?) Can’t we come up with a more pointedly clever nickname for this hard-nosed criminal?
In the four months since the terrorist attack on OsCorp Tower, violent crime is way up. Everyone’s afraid of everyone. The nuns are wearing bulletproof habits. Cabbies are afraid to HONK. Hot dog vendors are staying INSIDE their carts. I even overheard someone use the word SORRY.
Is this climate of fear a result of the NYPD shifting its focus towards the potential threat of super-human activity?
I don’t know about you, but Spider-Man doesn’t scare me. Nothing in red spandex scares me. It’s time for the mayor’s office to address the real question at hand: Which is a bigger police priority — organized crime or super-humans?
A source who requested anonymity said, “They just want to do real police work, not chase after unicorns, wall-crawlers and giant mutated reptile-men.”
Might we be seeing Foswell and the “Big Man” on the big screen? Or will the “Big Man” be the given name to Paul Giamatti’s Aleksei Sytsevich given his Russian heritage? One thing is for sure, anything is possible after Sony announced that Venom and Sinister Six spin-offs are in the works!
Opening in theaters on May 2, 2014, the Marc Webb-directed sequel also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.