When 's The Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters last year, some of us were left a bit baffled over what happened to that seemingly important character, Rajit Ratha (played by ).
Many assumed that Dr. Ratha died on the bridge during Spidey's first confrontation with ' Lizard and, later, a certain deleted scene showed the Lizard killing off the doctor. But the scene was cut from the flick, leaving Ratha's fate officially unknown. Until now...
Supporting character and reporter Dilbert Trillby just reported on the viral website, The Daily Bugle, that Ratha is unquestionably a gonner:
The New York City Coroner's Office yesterday positively identified a badly decomposed body found in the sewers beneath lower Manhattan as that of Dr. Rajit Ratha, 46, formerly of Oscorp Industries. A resident of New York City, Ratha was born on March 13, 1967 in Jaipur, India. Ratha was the Director of Business Development in the Biogenetic Division of Oscorp in Manhattan.
It'll be interesting to see if this death is used as a stick to beat Spider-Man with in Webb's upcoming sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and whether or not Ratha's death will play a role in the sequel.
Keep an eye on The Daily Bugle in the meantime. Although there's already a couple of articles on there at the moment, with plenty of time until Spider-Man 2 hits theaters, who knows what else will crop up!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters May 2, 2014.