Last week, we got the reveal from director Marc Webb that B.J. Novak is playing none other than Alistair Smythe in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Today, The Daily Bugle viral site for the film updated with a new story, directly related to Novak's character. Here's what they wrote:
Within a week of the announcement that the NYPD and the District Attorney’s Office had opened an investigation into illegal activities and questionable medical practices at Manhattan’s Oscorp Industries, sources indicate several of their top scientists have been asked to leave.
Reports cite the recent forced resignation of Dr. Spencer Smythe, the Director of Robotics, amongst others. He was seen leaving Oscorp Tower yesterday with a box of his personal belongings.
When asked to comment on the current employment situation of Dr. Smythe, Oscorp spokesman Donald Menken had no comment. Later in the day, Oscorp sent out a press release congratulating Alistair Smythe on his promotion to the Director of Robotics formerly held by his father. How Mrs. Smythe expects this will impact holiday dinners remains unknown.
This post is no guarantee that we'll be seeing Smythe build up his famous Spider-Slayers in the upcoming film, but it's definitely an interesting tease for fans. Do you think we'll be seeing Spider-Slayers on the big screen? Sound off below!
Opening in theaters on May 2, 2014, the Marc Webb-directed sequel stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.