'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Daily Bugle Viral Site Teases Hobgoblin and She-Venom

The Daily Bugle's latest report focuses on the criminal trial of Dr. Curt Connors. Read more from City Bureau reporter Ned Leeds.
Following last week's report from the Daily Bugle Tumblr that teased the Spider Slayers in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a new report has surfaced that may hint at The Hobgoblin's presence, along with the She-Venom. To read the full report from City Bureau reporter Ned Leeds, which centers on Dr. Curt Connors' criminal trial, Click Here!

Cold-Blooded Killer?


Curt Conners
By Ned Leeds, City Bureau

A trial date has been set in the New York Appellate Court for alleged bio-terrorist Dr. Curt Connors. The former Oscorp biogenetics scientist has been indicted on twenty city and state counts, including trespassing, malicious destruction of property, theft of private property, aggravated assault, and using a weapon of mass destruction. Connors has pleaded "not guilty" to all counts. It is expected his defense attorney, Anne Weying, will claim Connors was not responsible for the actions of his genetically transformed alter ego, the Lizard.

Connors claimed that pressure placed on him by his employer, Oscorp, led him to rush his bio-restorative formula and test it on himself. He further stipulated to the grand jury that his decision to use the untested compound was made in an effort to protect the company from experimenting on innocent civilians, as directed by his superiors. Connors' immediate supervisor at Oscorp, Dr. Rajit Ratha, has been missing since the day before the Lizard's attack.

Oscorp spokesman, Donald Menken, responded, "We can't corroborate or deny Dr. Connor's claims. Dr. Ratha's abrupt departure from Oscorp has left us with far more questions than answers. Needless to say, Oscorp has always complied with the most stringent local, state and federal regulations for all of our research and development."


The reporter Ned Leeds was a regular character in the comic books. He was married to the Bugle's Betty Brant and was once thought to be Spider-Man's nemesis Hobgoblin. However, it was subsequently revealed that he was brainwashed into thinking he was Hobgoblin by the actual villain, Roderick Kingsley.

Donald Menken, who was mentioned in last week's story, doesn't have an alter-ego, but his first appearance in the comics coincided with the Hobgoblin's debut. Attorney Anne Weying is also named in the article, who was the ex-wife of Eddie Brock (Venom), and, at one point, became the symbiote She-Venom in the comics. The disappearance of Oscorp's Rajit Ratha, played by Irrfan Khan in The Amazing Spider-Man, is brought up for the second week in a row.

Stay tuned for more Daily Bugle stories as we get closer to The Amazing Spider-Man 2's release next summer.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Hobgoblin

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Martin Sheen, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Stan Lee, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones, Jamie Foxx. The film is directed by Marc Webb.



Sources: The Daily Bugle

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Comments (15)

  1. undeadslayer4

    @skywise i think u told me that already please dont tell me u did that with all the marvel trilogies and franchises

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. skywise

    @undeadslayer4 I REALLY want to like it because as anyone who knows me knows I am a Marvel Die Hard but tbh the first one (while it did have its moments) left me rather cold. I do NOT have a lot of faith at this point but am still going to give it a chance.

    6 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @skywise ya i hope they pull this off and become another great trilogy

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. skywise

    @undeadslayer4 ummmm its going to play out over 3-4 more sequels but most of the villains talked about (I hope) will only be that...just talk. Maybe a flash on a tv screen of a trial or something...a headline in the Bugle. Some may be introduced sa normal humans (before they are villains) in that wink wink sort of way for the hardcore audience members.

    Only time will tell.

    6 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 their over doing this

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. undeadslayer4

    @skywise well how is he gonna do this is he just gonna massecre all of them at once or is it gonna be a 5 hr movie

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  7. undeadslayer4

    too many characters how are u gonna fit them all in the movie

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. justatadmatt

    Definitely just establishing the Spider-Man world by using characters with recognizable names. No way all these characters will see the light of day...

    6 months agoby @justatadmattFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Posting a disclaimer that the footage was taken from on-site witnesses only works if the footage is taken from on-site witnesses, not from the movie itself.

    6 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Xenon

    hopefully it's Bugle stories, if not then I'm done.

    6 months agoby @xenon56Flag

  11. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @skywise now u r talking some sense

    6 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  12. skywise

    Hopefully these mentions are just Bugle stories. Dealing with the crime wave stirred up by the Sinister 6. I mean 27 villains? That is just waaay to ridiculous. @therealGoku

    6 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Plus is the jolly one himself even in this movie

    6 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  14. The Real Goku

    27 confirmed villains

    6 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  15. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Its getting to much hype. I mean just because their alter egos are in here doesn't mean hob or she would make an appearance if their predascerrs aren't I'm the film yet

    6 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag