With the ‘Daily Bugle’ Tumblr account seemingly churning out faux news reports and press releases, here’s the latest one. This time out, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s promotional push looks to use J. Jonah Jameson’s disdain for everyone’s favourite web-slinger. This is pretty much the first we’ve heard of Jameson in this rebooted Spidey world, although we’ve seen images of Bugle news vans on the sequel’s set. Could it be a possible hint at an appearance from the much loved character?
October 30, 2013
An Editorial from Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson
Last night, I walked out of the 6-train at 96th Street, only to be greeted by a freshly painted graffiti tag of a large red spider painted on a wooden construction fence.
Generally, I ignore the “modern art” of the masses. I must be far too uncivilized to appreciate the subtle nuances of the work. But in this case, the meaning was not open to interpretation.
Do the young people of this city really want to turn the mysterious creature known as Spider-Man into some kind of modern-day Robin Hood?
It has been three months since the terrorist attack at Oscorp Tower in Midtown Manhattan. Three months since a man who had changed into a seven-foot tall lizard battled against another man in a red and blue unitard who could crawl up walls. Three months since the city was introduced to a new status quo, one that will adversely affect the entire planet. It has been three months, and we know nothing more about the man called Spider-Man than we did on that terrible night.
This masked, web-slinging vigilante has refused to identify himself. He has given no public statements. He has refused to be interviewed by the police. He has repeatedly refused requests from the media, including from this paper, to provide some assurance to the people of this city that he means us no harm.
Who appointed him as the new sheriff in town? I didn’t. Did you?
What gives him the moral, much less legal, authority to decide who deserves punishment and how that punishment should be doled out?
Heroes do not need to promote their actions, but they also do not hide from the people they help. Until Spider-Man tells us more about himself, he is no hero. I dare him to prove me wrong.
The Spidey sequel will see Peter Parker looking to juggle his high school graduation, his affection for Gwen Stacy and his promise to her father that he will stay away from her, and the small matter of a couple of supervillains – namely Electro and Rhino.
Andrew Garfield returns as Pater Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben. Joining them is Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as Rhino. There’s also an unknown role for Sarah Gadon and Felicity Jones, with Jones confirmed to be playing a villain who is tied to the Green Goblin.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released on 18th April, 2014, although a trailer is set to hit along with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on 13th December, 2013.