By the time that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits cinemas in the Spring, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if Sony had teased every single villain from the Spidey canon with its Daily Bugle viral site. Last week it was the turn of Eddie Brock (who’s subsequently got himself a solo spin-off) and The Enforcers, and now the latest article includes the Enforcers-affiliated ‘Big Man’, a.k.a. mob boss / Bugle reporter Frederick Foswell, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko back in 1964 for The Amazing Spider-Man #10…
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.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release on April 18th 2014 in the UK and May 2nd 2014 in North America, with a cast that includes Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Chris Zylka, Embeth Davidtz and Campbell Scott.