Electro and Rhino are confirmed villains for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” but could it be that Marc Webb is slipping a third baddie in there as well? The director posted a picture to his Twitter account that started speculation that Venom will be a character in the upcoming movie.
Coming Soon pointed out that the photo Webb posted, as seen above, is very similar to a frame in “Ultimate Spider-Man” that shows Peter Parker discovering the Venom experiment. There’s even the same number on the door. Webb also tweeted “#happybirthday,” and this year is the 25th anniversary of Venom.
Meanwhile, Crave notes that February 6 is also the birthday of star Dane DeHaan, and speculates that this could mean that DeHaan is playing the new Venom. Thus far it’s only been confirmed that he is portraying Harry Osborn. Of course, Webb’s tweet could have nothing to do with any of these theories, but it is worth nothing that DeHaan’s “Chronicle” director Josh Trank is supposed to be working on a “Venom” standalone movie.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field. It’s due in theaters on May 2, 2014. Here’s the official synopsis:
In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.