New Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral promo teases some classic villains

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Dec 27, 2013, 9:46 AM EST

If the first trailer wasn’t enough of a hint that Marc Webb is putting together a full-fledged universe for Amazing Spider-Man 2, this nifty little viral promo should just about clinch it.

The studio has been using the viral promo Daily Bugle website to tease everything from Norman Osborn's seclusion to the fictional version of NYC where Spidey resides, and now it sounds like classic Marvel rogues the Enforcers will be causing some trouble on the big screen.

The mobster baddies debuted in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man way back in 1964 as one of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s many creations. They also crossed over to cause some trouble for fellow New Yorker Daredevil on occasion.

Previous Bugle stories have mentioned the existence of the “Big Man” (aka a gang leader the Enforcers worked with at times in the comics, who shares a name with the author of the article), and the latest piece mentions Enforcer “Fancy Dan” Brito by name. Judging by Fancy Dan’s comments to the Bugle, it sounds like they might be gunning for the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

Check out the viral news story below:

With reports of Russian mob activity at an all-time high in the city, many have wondered who these (mostly) men are and what they are trying to accomplish. New Yorkers are no strangers to organized crime, but this time it seems different.

Gregarious, boastful men fill the Brighton beach night scene — every single one of them with a spectacular guttural baritone voice that makes one wonder if there are any gangster tenors.

Mob activity is the suspected cause of a spike in crime across all five boroughs. Not content with hijacking retails goods, sports betting, or drugs, more crime families have become involved in high-tech crimes such as the theft of microchips, processors, experimental metal alloys, and advanced weaponry.

Fancy Dan Brito said during his arraignment for the recent Brighton Beach shootout, “Everything has a price. Including the head of so-called superheroes.” 

So, yeah, Webb is definitely digging deep into Spider-Man lore to set up the world for all those sequels that are coming down the pike. If they can be true to the canon, while adding some nice twists along the way, it could make for a fun few years. Here’s hoping.

What do you think? Will we get to see the Enforcers in part two?


(Via Coming Soon)